Artists Pay Homage to Japan's 'Hanako of the Toilet'

By: Luisa Amanda Gomes - Published: Apr 16, 2010 • References: homepage2.nifty & pinktentacle
Hanako-san, or 'Hanako of the Toilet' is one of Japan's most infamous ghosts that has captivated many Japanese artists. It's no wonder why her ghostly figure strikes fear into the hearts of many, as what could be more spooky than finding a long-maned ghost floating in your toilet bowl?

The origins of Hanako of the Toilet's existence is debated, from theories that she died during World War II while playing a game of hide and seek, to being murdered by her parents.

Whatever Hanako-san's story is, the artwork that she inspires is eerie and have caused me to look twice into the toilet before I go. Stats for Ghost Tribute Art Trending: Older & Warm
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