Like all international locations, Japan has loads of its personal distinctive folklore. A number of Japanese folklore may be very completely different from anyplace else on this planet. Their origins are steeped in Japanese historical past and custom, and most of the tales are very previous. Most are even tied to very particular locations in Japan, and you’ll nonetheless hear these tales everytime you journey to these areas. Some widespread themes in Japanese folklore are speaking animals with magic powers, demons and ghosts, and spirits or monsters known as yokai. Often, the supernatural world and the human world crossover each other, and people have encounters with magic and different issues that they can not clarify.