The Slit-Mouthed Woman

by James
(Indiana)

You better tell the right answer to the lit-mouthed woman

You better tell the right answer to the lit-mouthed woman

The Slit-Mouthed Woman is an urban legend in Japan. It's about a woman who was the wife of a mentally-ill schizophrenic man. He claimed to heard voices telling him to murder, not only was he schizophrenic, he was also bipolar. His wife's name is 'Kuchisake Onna." This man had physically abused Kuchisake Onna in which she had grew unhappy with him.


When it has been discovered that Kuchisake had found another man behind his back and was planning on having a divorce with him to have this other man, he had grew major amounts of rage. Through this rage, he had knocked Kuchisake unconscious, but the moment that she woke up, she had discovered that he tied her up.

Taking a large pair of scissors, her murderous husband figured he would have to kill Kuchisake before she had divorced him. He then used the scissors to cut a permanent smile in to her face, spreading the cut from ear to ear. The large hideous grin left a permanent wound on her face, he then asked her, "Who will think you're pretty now?"

He then took the scissors and used it to decapitate Kuchisake, upon murdering her, he had realized what he had done. From guilt, he used the scissors to take his own life by stabbing himself in the chest.

Then the urban legend is born that the spirit of Kuchisake Onna walks around the streets of Japan. If you happen to encounter her, you see her wearing a large surgical mask around her face. She approaches you and says, "Am I pretty?" But before you can answer her, she removes the mask and asks, "Am I pretty now?"

Urban legend has it, if you reply to her saying, "You're ugly." She takes her scissors and uses it to remove your head much as she was killed but if you say, "You are pretty." She takes the scissors and stretches your mouth ear to ear making you look just as 'pretty' as her.

But then if you say, "You're average." She stops and gets confused giving you enough time to run off from her but still be careful. She possesses super-human strength and speed and is able to kill off people in the blink of an eye.

One day, this boy named John was just walking home from school before he was approached by her. She stopped in front of him and said, "Am I pretty?" But before he could answer her, she removed her mask and said, "Am I pretty now?" Terrified, John tried to run off but Kuchisake's cold left hand gripped him by the neck stopping him. Kuchisake's hand then forced John's head to turn rightwards thus breaking his neck.

He didn't die right there but the cops had come and Kuchisake was gone. They took him to the hospital and when his spinal cord had healed, he died from fear and his last words were, "The Slit Mouthed woman."

Chance was not the smartest person though but he had learned spirits could be banished by chanting the words, "I banish you to the Shadow of death, no evil or fear should be able to touch me. I send you back in to the Earth, back to the grave from which you have come."

Though, his mother had told him not to travel through the woods although there was a short cut to get home. Chance had came home from school one day and went in to the woods stupidly, walking across the dirt. But it was too late because he had spotted Kuchisake.

Kuchisake walked over to him and out of fear, Chance fell backwards landing on his back. She looked down at him and said, "Am I pretty?" Before Chance could answer, she removed her surgical mask and asked, "Am I pretty now?" Revealing the hideous and deformed face, Chance had heard the urban legend of the 'Slit-Mouthed woman' but did not believe it at first.

Now horrified, Chance took his left hand grabbing his cross necklace and began chanting the curse of the devil, "I banish you to the Shadow of death, I corrupt you to the netherworld from which no one has come from. In to the dirt no being should ever cross." Instead of chanting the words he knew, these words have done a tremendous thing.

Three demonic large hands rose from the dirt from behind Kuchisake grabbing at her left leg beginning to pull her underneath. Kuchisake shook while standing up trying to escape but then three more hands from behind her rose from the ground grabbing at her right leg beginning to force her body to sink. Kuchisake dropped her blade as the dirt around her began forcing her to sink.

Chance then realized that the demonic hands belonged to the tortured souls that Kuchisake had killed but they had been corrupted. The hands kept grabbing Kuchisake until she was half-way underneath, but then she jumped up grabbing at Chance's legs. Three more hands rose from the ground beginning to grab Chance as well but Chance was able to escape because he grabbed on to a tree with his left hand. Kuchisake lost her grip but then she looked up at Chance with dark words.

"I will be back, and I will too tear you to pieces." As the large monstrous hands was able to pull Kuchisake deep underneath the dirt to Hell, the hands then sunk back in to the ground as well. Chance was scared so he stood up and quickly ran back home.

Now urban legend has it that Kuchisake will return to Japan one day and continue to seek the vengeance of the death of herself. But she will come back even more decomposed, half of her face will be half skeleton, and she will be a lot worse. Some believe that she has already returned and if she did, be sure not to give her the wrong answer.

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Nov 25, 2016
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super scary NEW
by: thelma

me and my familey are never going to japan and if i saw kucsake i would say shes an ok looking person

Nov 22, 2016
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Mouth-Slit Women NEW
by: Rebecca.M

I don't live in Japan but I want to learn more about this Mouth-Slit Women. If I Dont live in Japan, do I have to be worried about her? I live in USA

Nov 15, 2016
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Well... NEW
by: Anonymous

Well.. it was alright maybe you should have added more.

Nov 03, 2016
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Actually... NEW
by: Anonymous

When she asks you if you think she's pretty, she does give you a chance to answer. If you scream or say no, she kills you with her scissors. If you say yes, THEN she takes her mask off.

Nov 02, 2016
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YOU FORGOT SOMETHING!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

They left out a part she was a model that got prissy and thought she was better than most.

Oct 18, 2016
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Poor NEW
by: Anonymous

Poorly written. Constant spelling mistakes and overall bad writing style; what started out as almost information on SMW turned into empty characters and false stories. Bad work, man.

Oct 06, 2016
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very scary NEW
by: Anonymous

i walk down street in jap land and saw scary woman and she asked me am i pretty and i say yes you very very beautiful then she say thank you and not kill me but we get married instead :))))))))

Jul 14, 2016
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is this true NEW
by: Anonymous

is this true is anybody know its true

Jun 20, 2016
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Did chance die NEW
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I wonder if chance ever died

May 28, 2016
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Amazing NEW
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Nothing else to say that the story is great

Jan 31, 2016
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Amazing NEW
by: It's Called Surviving

I've known this story for a long time, and I still enjoy coming back to it and reading it over again. Its an amazing story.

Jan 21, 2016
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great NEW
by: anonymous

I'm gonna write an essay on this... It was great

Jan 09, 2016
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copyright of piece NEW
by: Tom

loved the story I was wondering is this legend in the public domain as I would like to crate a story around this?

Nov 24, 2015
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Wow NEW
by: Jesica Teng

Wow, if this legend was real then GOD would do something about it, God is our hero and love heart to this world.

Nov 22, 2015
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scary NEW
by: Arlene Martinez

This was so scary I also research other websites but some of them are not scary at all and some are super like super scary but this is just perfect

Oct 06, 2015
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Good post NEW
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Aug 13, 2015
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Aug 05, 2015
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Jul 31, 2015
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by: Deborah D. Emerson

It is ridiculous to know that these kind of persons exist among humans. Such people shouldn't be allowed to stay in the human community. They should be kept in prison or just assassinated to protect the women from harassment.

Jul 09, 2015
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Ok NEW
by: Anonymous

Creepy, but I think some of your facts are wrong. Those legends...

Jun 27, 2015
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You need to get some facts straight NEW
by: Anonymous

she was the wife of a samurai and he was not mentally ill. She was a very beautiful woman and over the years she became obsessed and turned quite vain. She grew disappointed with her husbands looks and decided to find a lover, whom she took back to their home. One day the samurai suspected her of cheating and he flew into a jealous rage, he attacked her and cut her mouth from ear to ear saying "Who will think you’re beautiful now?"
It's an urban legend with a lesson not to become vain and selfish.

Jun 13, 2015
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Jun 05, 2015
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Feb 15, 2015
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so so scary lol NEW
by: Anonymous

I wet my pants lol but still scary a lot

Jan 20, 2015
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scary NEW
by: Anonymous

wow! pls dont put that legend there its creepy

Jun 24, 2014
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wow NEW
by: kalen

that was really creepy cause i lived un japa and saw her and i said u look normal

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