Am I Beautiful?


Mutilated by her husband whilst alive the angry spirit of 'Kuchisake-Onna' appears around Japan on foggy nights intent on seeking her revenge.

Kuchisake-Onna also known as the 'slit-mouth-woman' is aid to have lived hundreds of years ago and was the wife or concubine of a jealous Samurai.   Kuchisake-Onna is said to have been extremely beautiful, and also very vain.  Her husband the Samurai believed her to be unfaithful to him, and one night in a rage attacked Kuchisake-Onna, slashing her mouth from ear-to-ear screaming "Who will find you beautiful now?"

Kuchisake-Onna is said to appear wearing a surgical mask and asks of her victim "Am I beautiful?"  If her target replies "no" she then kills her victim there and then, supposedly with a pair of scissors.

If the victim says "yes" she will then remove the mask and ask again "Am I beautiful?"  If they then reply "yes" a second time Kuchisake-Onna will then follow them home and kill them in their own doorway.

So all-in-all a meeting with Kuchisake-Onna is a lose-lose situation, however there are tales that claim that by responding to her question "Am I beautiful?" with the reply "so-so" confuses her, allowing her victim to escape whilst Kuchisake-Onna considers what next to do.








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