Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday word: 念写 (nensha)

念写 (nensha)

Also known as thoughography in English, nensha is the alleged ability to psychically "burn" images from one's mind onto surfaces, or into film, or even onto the bodies or into the minds of others. It emerged around the late 1800s at the same time spirit photography was gaining popularity.

In the Japanese horror film  "Ring,"  the monstrous ghost of Sadako Yamamura creates a cursed videotape through nensha. She also grabs one of the characters during a psychic vision, leaving a nensha imprint on the character's arm.

Tags: japanese, n, noun, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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