Kokkuri-San Game


(c) Original Artist. All images remain the property of their original creator.

Disclaimer: I am posting this for fun and because people enjoy reading about these things. If you choose to play any of these games then you do so at your own risk.

How to Play


  • Credit.
  • The players must spend the coin used within three days. Failure to do so brings bad luck or misfortune to the players.
  • Never play this game alone or you risk possession.
  • Only play this game once.
  • Dispose of all materials used within the game.
  • Never remove your finger from the coin until the game is over.
  • You must not stop, or be stopped once the game has started.
  • Some people recommend playing this game within a protective circle made from a salt/basil mix.


  • Paper
  • Pen
  • A coin


  • Draw a torii at the top of the paper in red ink.
  • Write yes and no on either side of the torii.
  • Beneath this write a row of numbers from zero to nine and three rows of letters, from a to z. You should end up with something like the featured image above (note, this image uses Hirangana letters).
  • Open windows and doors to allow Kokkuri-san to enter.
  • Place the coin on the torii. Anyone playing should now place their index finger on the coin.
  • Say aloud, ‘Kokkuri-san, Kokkuri-san, if you’re here, please move this coin.’
  • Ask whatever questions you like, as you would with any ouija board.
  • To end the game, respectfully say, ‘Kokkuri-san, please return home.’ The coin should answer yes, before sliding to the torii (gateway). Be sure to thank her. If she refuses to leave, continue to ask.
  • Only when you are certain that Kokkuri-san has left should you destroy the paper. You do this by cutting it into forty eight pieces and allowing it to fall apart within it in a salt water solution. You can also throw the pieces into the ocean if you wish.
  • Close all doors and windows and cleanse the area with a smudge stick.

Safety first

No specific risks here.

Risk level


Would I play?



5 thoughts on “Kokkuri-San Game

  1. i see a couple flaws with the design, it kinda limits what “kokkuri-san” can spell out, but it’s actually a pretty nice game you can have some good conversation with “kokkuri-san”, would recommend.

    • Thanks for responding. As explained, a lot of these are posted elsewhere and I repost (and tidy up a bit) in an attempt to keep all this sort of stuff in one place for readers. I try not to add anything unless I can see a massive problem with an instruction (such as where they tell you to light a candle, but don’t say at the start you need matches etc).

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