The Yokai of Chofu

Jindai-ji & the Legacy of Shigeru Mizuki

Donny Kimball
8 min readNov 30, 2018

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A yokai spirit at Chofu’s Jindai-ji from the anime and mange series GeGeGe-no-Kitaro by Mizuki Shigeru

Ever since I first published my wildly popular titled The Haunts of Yotsuya, I’ve been itching to do another piece on Japan’s supernatural apparitions. My own interests aside, there’s just something about ghost stories that adds an additional layer to both the travel experience and the entertainment value of the article. One lazy day, while perusing my…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/