Umm...Well, who the hell is Shishou(師匠) anyway?

I'm a guy who loves horror stories of all types. I've read dozens and dozens of horror stories both real and fictional. I like all kinds of horror stories but the Japanese horror stories are my favorite. Aside from horror stories, I like videogames, drawing, music creation, game programming, theoretical physics, technology and all other sort of things. They are too many!

So, what does Shishou mean?

 Shishou(師匠) is a Japanese word for Master. My pseudonym is inspired from the shishou series horror story.

Where do you find these stories?

I search for these stories on various 2ch matome websites and other kowaihanashi websites. Sometimes I find these stories in videogames as well. When I find them, I look whether the story is worth translating.

Can I post your stories on my website?

No. But you can share the link to the article.

Why don't you post everyday?

Translation is a tedious task. First you have to understand the story yourself and then translate it to English. The sentence structure of Japanese is completely different from English. Sometimes, I struggle to find the correct English word for the Japanese word. Also, I'm a full time University student, so I barely get time beside Saturdays and Sundays.

 What other creepy websites do you visit?


How much Japanese do you know?

Intermediate level, I'd say. My listening and speaking skills are quite bad to be honest. I mainly focused on reading skills.

Do you have twitter?


What was the reason to start thejapanesehorror.com ?

It's mainly because I love horror stories and it'd help me practice my Japanese skills. Also, other websites like sayainunderworld.com and okaruto.tumblr.com stopped posting.

How can I contact you?

See the contact page.

Can you translate X for me?

Give me a call, if it's worth it I'll try.

Have you had any paranormal experience in real life?

Well, not really. I did experience something but don't know if it was paranormal or not.

Any other question, write them in the comments below. If they are good, I might add them on this page. 


  1. Hi Shishou,

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    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog The Japanese Horror has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Horror Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Horror Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


    1. Hi there!

      Wow! I feel delighted to hear that. Thanks for breaking the news to me.

      Thanks for all the kind words. :D

    2. Do you allow for people to do let’s reads of the stories you translate?

    3. @Anonymous
      Yup! Just mentioned the site name in the description.

  2. お疲れ様です! I've recently started to read your blog and it's amazing! I am also learning japanese and hopefully be able to read japanese stories comfortably someday. Keep inspiring people! :)

    1. Thanks for the comment. Hope you get good at Japanese quickly!

  3. Hey! Thanks for making this amazing blog! As a fellow horror and gore fanatic, I really appreciate you translating and making your own ingenius japanese horror/supernatural/creepy stories. Undoubtedly, all of them are enjoyable and give "the kick"(the whole reason people love horror XD). Especially the cryptic ones, as I find them a difficult type to write, it also requires a whole another level of creativity. Because you have to establish a plot, character story and at the same time end it with a twist or some other sort of hard hitting ending! Thank you for your stories \(^o^)/

    1. Hey man, I appreciate that. Thanks for articulating your thoughts.

  4. Shisou, I also began reading your blog because Okaruto and Saya stopped posting (Saya is active again, though, yay!) - I hope you come back some day too!


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