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Japanese Dolls

The Japanese Dolls is a spooky story about a man whose daughter finds a mysterious box in the garden of their new house. It is a rough translation of a Japanese story.

Japanese Dolls

Because of my job, I was transferred to another part of the country. My company paid for a rental home where my family and I were going to live temporarily. It was a big house located on a mountainside. The only problem was that it was quite old and dilapidated.

We had been living there for about a month when my daughter found something strange in the garden. It was a small box. When she showed it to me, I had a very ominous feeling about it. I took it away from her immediately and told her I was going to dispose of it.

If only I had just thrown the wretched thing away, none of this would ever have happened. For some reason I can’t explain, I decided to burn the box.

A few days later, something disastrous occurred. One of my close friends was in a car accident. The vehicle suddenly burst into flames. My poor friend was trapped in the wreckage and burned alive. She was dead before the firemen arrived on the scene.

A short time after that, another friend of mine had a tragic mishap. He was building a bonfire outside his home when he accidentally set his clothes on fire. He suffered severe burns on the right side of his face and his right arm arm.

I went to visit my friend when he was recovering in the hospital, and he told me exactly what had occurred. He said that, a few days before the accident happened, he had a strange dream that his body was on fire.

Although I have never believed in superstitions, I had an eerie feeling that it had something to do with the box my daughter found.

I immediately went home and searched the garden, looking for the hole where I had burned the box. I found it and when I picked it up, a terrible feeling of coldness washed over my entire body.

Inside the charred box, there were three dolls. Traditional Japanese dolls, wearing kimonos. One was burned to a crisp, the second was only scorched on one side and the third was untouched by the flames. When I picked up the doll that had been half-burned, the kimono fell away in tatters.

That’s when I saw the back of the doll. I stared in horror. The name of my friend was carved into the doll’s back. there. The name of my other friend, the one who died, was carved on the back of the doll that was completely burned. The doll that was left untouched had my name carved into it.

A chill ran down my spine and I was left wondering who would do such a thing. Who could have left the dolls in my garden? I don’t have any enemies. There was no reason for anyone to have a grudge against me. I couldn’t make sense of it.

I took my wife and daughter and moved out of the house immediately. We couldn’t just throw away the dolls, so we left them in a Buddhist temple. Even now, the words of the Buddhist monk who accepted them are still trapped in my mind.

“I tried to perform a blessing on these dolls to remove the curse,” he said. “But it is not possible to bless them. The grudge which is stuck to these dolls is not human in origin…”


  • Satan, or the devil, did it because he wanted to make people die…since he is also known as “the fallen angel” he casted witch craft on it and only masters at white magic can take out the names…or take the doll with your name on it and take good care of it!! :3
    I wish there was a spell that could turn me into the most beautiful girl ever!!!

    F l o r e n c e + t h e M a c h i n e, Shake It Out

    Why did I do that?

  • (∩ の ﹏ の )⊃━☆゚.* cast a spell on dat box so it explodes! I don’t care what happens to the guys just do it!

  • This is the correct answer, trust me I’m in advanced ELA, Math, social studies, science, Spanish, and band
    The person who gave the curse is Satan, which in many stories and religions is what you would call the “bad guy” he cursed the dolls, 3 people will be killed or blood taken as a sacrifice. This is in the religion of Buddhism at the beginning of it.

  • Oh wow :o
    But yeah there is a place in Japan where there’s a temple with a hell bunch of dolls

  • but if he threw it away wouldn’t his friends get “thrown away” or kicked out huh?

  • Great story so i get it now he burn the Vooboo Dolls it Burn his friends to death Makes Sense

  • LOL so does that mean his friend was fried?? xD Jk I misunderstood your question, and as ScaryForKids always correct mistakes in the stories I hope that ScaryForKids will do the same here too!

  • it says that’s when i saw the back of the doll i stared in horror the name of my friend was carved into the dolls back there the name of my other FRIED is what it says look carefully

  • Wow..The curse will never go from that man then. Too bad, if only it had explained the reason or secret behind the dolls…Not bad!
    @bullies are losers,
    It’s absolutely correct, that was representing his two friends and him, so the first friend and his other friend. I don’t find anything wrong there. Does everyone else also think it’s wrong? I don’t think so…

  • That’s really scary, and interesting in a way, mostly the last words that hold all the feelings.

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