Kuchisake Onna is a horrifying creature from Japanese legend. Kuchisake Onna is a woman with a surgical mask that would follow children around and ask them if they thought she was beautiful. They all said yes because behind the mask she was indeed pretty. Next she would rip of her mask, which had been hiding knife scars that marked from her mouth too her ears. She will then scream in there face, “Am I pretty know?!”. If they said “No!” she would kill them, but if they say “yes” she will pull out a knife and give them the same scars. One way to escape is to confuse Kuchisake Onna by answering her with “You are average” or ask her the same question to you: ”Am I pretty now?”.
In 1979 there were reports about the appearance of Kuchisake Onna near a school. People became so scared that children were asked to leave the school in large groups or accompanied with teachers and parents for fear that they will be attacked by Kuchisake Onna.
According to the old Japanese legend which began during the Heian period, Kuchisake Onna was a concubine of a samurai. When the samurai learnt that his woman had been unfaithful to him he slit her mouth from ear to ear with his katana sword and said “Who will think you're beautiful now?”. In the older version of Kuchisake Onna, she covered her face with her kimono.