How much truth is there to the urban legend series?
Hiding from Japanese Ghosts is based in Nagoya - the third biggest city of Japan, and the capital city of Aichi Prefecture.
With a heavy focus on working culture, personal image, and a healthy dose of skepticism towards the unexplained, which of Nagoya's urban legends are true or false?
While it is unknown whether this trick repels ghosts, it is a common practice within Nagoya to leave salt outside the home. Another common practice is to shake off and saying, "You are not welcome in my home!" before entering a house.
As ghosts are said to cling to people's backs, this is said to knock them off.
Heiwa Park is an expansive recreational area shared by a cemetery, and while it is entirely possible stopping a car conjures the wrath of the jumping hag, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where that location is.
Being fixated on image, Nagoya has a strong attitude towards food - particularly for pregnant or new mothers.
While McDonald's received criticism for malnutrition, the truth behind the urban legend is the key ingredient: sugar.
Sugar is believed to prevent breast-milk production, and many people will avoid it completely.
What was a popular urban legend from your childhood, and how has it effected you today?
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