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Kuchisake-Onna is the legend of a Japanese woman, mutilated by her jealous samurai husband who murdered her for infidelity scarring her horribly and leaving her repulsive.

Her jealous Ghost still haunts places in Japan, usually on foggy nights, wearing a surgical mask when she will approach people and ask shyly: “Watashi kirei?” (Am i beautiful?) The person usually responds, yes.

She then pulls down her mask to reveal an ear to ear grin, cut by her jealous husband to mar her for her life. “Even like this?” she will persist. If you answer no. She will take a pair of scissors, and cut the same gruesome smile into your own face. If you answer yes, she will disappear, and the second you go home will reappear at your door and finish the job.

The only way of confusing Kuchisake-Onna is to say: You are average, which will confuse this mysterious Onryo. Or to present her with hard amber candy, or say ‘Pomade’ six times will shall make her flee.

She has been seen from the 1970’s til the early 2000’s, often seen lurking near children whose innocent answer of yes when asked if she is ugly, will lead to their deaths.

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  • Rachel

    Shouldn’t it be “Watashi wa kirei desuka”? u__u or just “Kirei desuka” since most of the time pronouns aren’t really required in Japanese. “Watashi kirei” would basically be saying “I pretty”
    Sorry to be a grammar nazi, but that just sorta bothered me

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    • Shénwáng

      Judging from the anime I’ve watched, "[pronoun] [adjective]" is a fairly normal, if very feminine and informal, speech pattern in Japanese.

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    • little miss black cat

      It is ok u r only a nazi if u say it in a commanding/ demanding way which by reading it was not your intention so you’re not a nazi :)

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    • Johnna

      I’m minoring in the Japanese language. “watashi kirei?” is something extremely informal, but not entirely incorrect.

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  • Anonymous

    I have a certificate in Japanese. “Desu ka” is only used when speaking formally, which Kuchisake Onna doesn’t. Also, it’s common for particles such as “wa” to be dropped in Japanese when speaking informally.

    Kuchisake Onna is my favourite ghost. I did a poster on her in Japanese 30. <3 But this story isn’t very accurate. =/ I’m pretty sure I saw this on /x/ too.

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com WHO WAS PHONE?

    @ comment #2

    Yeah, this story was pulled from /x/ – I’d love to hear the more accurate version if you feel like telling me!

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    • Jhe

      Actually, it’s a pretty common Japanese tale…

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  • Anonymous

    Bleh, I meant Japanese 20, not 30. *Killed*

    Sure, I’d love to tell you. xD I’m not a good writer, but I guess all I need to do is explain her, right?

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com WHO WAS PHONE?

    Yeah, it doesn’t necessarily have to be in “creepypasta” form… I just want to know for my own curiosity, really. If you don’t feel like commenting it here, my email is admin AT creepypasta DOT com =)

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  • http://4chan.org Anon

    needs more desu

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  • Anonymous

    Dude, you have no such “certificate”. The Japanese don’t drop subject particles in informal speech, and they definitely don’t drop verbs. The subject itself may be dropped entirely, by other than that, that sentence wasn’t very accurate.

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  • Burt Reynolds

    Wait. Before I go home, this is important. Which side of my door does the bitch appear on?

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    • http://creepypasta.com Japanese freak

      Wait does it work if you go to a friends house?or can you avoid her by going to your house with a friend?

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  • Max

    Is this a true story??

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  • Anonymous

    @comment #7
    In informal speech, often subject particles are dropped, though you’re right in that they are usually dropped with the subject as a whole. On the other hand, if they are asking a question, as in this particular case, the wa particle can be dropped.

    @comment #1 – desu ka isn’t needed in this case – kirei will be in a rising intonation, implying that she’s asking a question.

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  • くちさけ女

    私きれい??

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  • くちさけ女

    私は質問がある。。。
    電話は誰???

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com は電話だった

    weeaboos を狂気に行かせるしている

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  • 口割け女

    lol何?

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  • 朽ち酒オナ

    質問がある。
    どうやってウェッブをですですですですですですですですですですですですですです?

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  • Hippie

    I remember in 6th grade my friend told me a story like this. But instead of her husband cutting her mouth it was a plastic surgeon who did that by accident.

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  • Anonymous

    The guy is right, saying “Watashi kirei” with “kirei” being on a higher intonation gives the meaning of “desu ka”. It’s like saying “hey Dan, you here?” instead of “Hey Dan are you in here?”

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  • Pixie

    The plastic surgeon background for kuchisake-onna is one of the more modern versions. Kuchisake-onna is a tale older than the 1970s, but it sort of resurfaced. In modern versions it’s usually said that it was due to bad plastic surgery or due to a car wreck or something like that, something that would make sense in modern times. A full explanation can be found here: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-kuchisake-onna.htm

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  • cyanideD

    I have the movie :D

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  • kiriou

    ですですですですですですですですですですですですですです for great justice.

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  • Russell Crowe

    i’d love to see that bitch try and make me smile

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  • Kuchisake-onna

    You ruined the surprise!

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  • Anon

    WHY SO SERIOUS?

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  • Great Kat

    What happens when you answer no the first time?

    Owned bitch!

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    • DivinitySwordEoLs

      You will get killed immediately. You die if you say either yes or no. You can only give a neutral answer if you wanna keep your life. Though I suppose blind people are safe.

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  • Foolish

    A picture to go along:

    http://parachan.org/p/src/1217481360883.jpg

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