The Onbu Ghost

25min x 52eps
No. 11111-1-000117

There are many legendary folk tales in Japan, derived from the lives, customs, and wishes of the people who live there and which have been passed on from parents to children and on to their grand children. The folk tales which illustrate the roots of the Japanese spirit are presented easy to understand for the children and also enjoyable for adults.
"The Onbu Ghost" is an unusual ghost, which appears in many folk tales. It is known to climb and hang onto people's backs (Onbu) and never let goes the person easily. Here, "Onbu Ghost" is described as "ONBU" and together with many friendly characters such as the temple priest, village blacksmith and village girl "Ojoo," the story leads to many heart-warming episodes.

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