I found this urban legend page. I wrote about some of them already such as Taira no Masakado, Kuchisake onna and the school legend about Hanako san in the toilet. Today I will write about some other interesting legends.
McDonald's urban legends are global, and we actually have them in Japan. But how about KFC? Did you hear the story that KFC made chickens with "4 legs" with their bio technology?
The delivery company trade mark of sagawa is "Hikyaku", a traditional Japanese postman. Hikyaku wore a traditional red Japanese g-string Fundoshi! The legend was 'if you touch a red g-string on a sagawa truck, you will have good fortune, if you could touch it on a moving truck, the fortune would be bigger, and faster was better.' As far as I checked this story on the internet, many people wrote that they had tried touching it. What? he is not wearing g-string pants anymore? Yes I heard sagawa had to change their trade mark red g-string to red pants. ha ha ha
Skylark is a chain restaurant that we can find anywhere in Japan. The trade mark of the restaurant is a bird that has a bellybutton. The legend is if you can find one without a bellybutton, you can eat food free in the restaurant.
In aomori prefecture, there was a small village called "sugisawa". One day a guy killed all of the people who were living there, so sugisawa village disappeared from the map. The violent game SIREN was based on this legend. Here is a crazy UK version of the TV ad. yuck!
I don't know about him because his legend was spread out mainly in western Japan. They say he wore green body tights and had a green prong like AROE leaf on his head. He would suddenly appear, dance and then dissappear.
This is called 'turbo gramma'. When you drive on the highway at a blistering speed gramma knocks on the car window. If you see her, you will have a car accident. someone made a turbo gramma game.
I was surprised to find that this is just a legend, because I believed for a long time that this was a true story.
An american woman tried to dry her cat by microwave and of course the cat died from exploding. The woman then sued the maker of the microwave because there wasn’t a warning "do not dry your cat" in the instructions. Did you know that this isn’t a true story? A Japanese woman who lives in the U.S. says that in the instructions for chain saws there is a caution that reads "please do not stop chain say by hand" (who would?) is this true or legend?
Well we have more urban legends, but i will stop now for today. To be continued later :-)