A former samurai who is now a Shinto priest, Kairyo knows all about the demons who appear after dark in the forests of Japan. If you stumble, the phantom dogs will attack you from behind. If you hear a baby’s cry near a river, it’s not a baby, no, you are being lured to your death by a wraithe that lurks in the water.
Of course, Kairyo has heard about the Rokuro-Kubi as well, demons who detach their heads at night to feed on field insects, mice and the delicacy of human victims, if they can entrap them.
It’s on a lost, stormy night in the mountain forests that Kairyo is late to the safety of a village, and meets the Rokuro-Kubi.
Four of them.
Come hear The Demon Heads, an old tale from Japan, and other tales of the supernatural at Warner Town Hall in Warner, NH, in an event to support the New Hampshire Telephone Museum.
Odds Bodkin’s Heartpounders II tales will give children nightmares and are not suitable for them. Acoustic music accompanies each story.
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at 7 pm
Warner Town Hall
Warner, New Hampshire