Jorōgumo: The Deadly Spider Woman from Yokai Lore

Season 2 Episode 7 | 9m 53s

Although able to appear as a beautiful young woman, the jorōgumo is really a deadly spider monster in disguise. This episode dives into the fascinating world of yōkai and the long history of beautiful women and spiders in Japanese folklore. You’ll learn about the real-world spider that may have inspired this monster, and discover two of the oldest recorded jorōgumo stories in existence.

Aired: 07/29/20

Rating: NR


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