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RETRO HORROR Radio: Live Ghost Story Readings

Stories And Sounds Of Otherworldly Japan

Close your eyes and immerse yourself in the strange world of spooks, folklore and old-school horror with these readings of uncanny Japanese tales with Narrator Arisa Yura and Sound Artist Terumi Narushima.

The program features works from two of Japan’s biggest names in retro horror writing: Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) and Edogawa Ranpo (1894-1965).

With acoustic music and sound accompaniment, this performance fuses the style of a live radio play with the spirit of folklore and stories made for sharing.

Grab a drink, grab a beanbag and enjoy some slow-burn spinetingles.

This event is part of the HORROR MANGA JAPAN event program and is related to the exhibition, RETRO HORROR: Supernatural and the Occult in Postwar Japanese Manga, on at The Japan Foundation, Sydney from October 18, 2019 to January 24, 2020.


From 6.15pm

‘Diplomacy’ by Lafcadio Hearn (in English)
A condemned man swears to avenge his death.

‘The Human Chair’ by Edogawa Rampo (in English)
A woman receives a strange confession.

From 7.30pm

‘Mujina’ by Lafcadio Hearn (in Japanese)
On a lonely night road, things are not always as they seem.

‘Earless Hoichi’ by Lafcadio Hearn (in Japanese)
A priest hatches a plan to save a blind man from evil spirits.

English stories kindly provided by Tuttle and NewSouth Books.



Friday 29 November 2019 from 6.15pm to 7.15pm
Friday 29 November 2019 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Please note:
6.15pm session is in English
7.30pm session is in Japanese



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