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(Translated and arranged by Saya)

An izakaya in Tokyo

This is a story about Mr. H's wife. 

There was a man called H who was a regular customer at a tavern ** I frequented.

I had a drink with Mr. H on a few occasions in the past, and knew him to be a gentle, quiet and very approachable man.
But he had one flaw, which was that he was always chasing women, even though he had a young woman as his wife. 

Mr. H's wife seemed to be a jealous type of woman. 
"She can be a real pain in the neck," he would often say, complaining about her.

An izakaya with a zashiki (tatami floor space)

A few years ago, Mr. H became involved with a woman yet again, and this time it was with a girl who worked at the tavern. 

It didn't take long before the rumours of Mr. H's shameless behaviour reached his wife's ears; from then onwards, not a day went by without the tavern receiving an angry phone call from her. 

In spite of it all, it seemed that Mr. H's relationship with the girl dragged out for quite a while. 
One day, the tavern received a small parcel from Mr. H's wife; it was addressed to the girl. 

I was there when the parcel arrived, and since the girl was a little frightened by it, I opened it for her. 
Inside the parcel, there was something wrapped neatly in gauze. I unwrapped it and found a little finger of a woman that seemingly belonged to Mr. H's wife. 

It gave the girl enough shock for her to end the relationship with Mr. H there and then, and leave the tavern too. Mr. H also stopped coming to the tavern shortly afterwards. 

A couple of days ago, just when I had almost forgotten about him, I bumped into Mr. H in the town again. 
Mr. H had a woman with him.  
"I am H's wife. Nice to meet you." 
She greeted me by bowing deeply, and that was when I saw it: 
She had only two fingers -- a thumb and an index finger on her right hand. 


**Tavern -- the original text just says "drinking place" but I think he means an izakaya (居酒屋).


A private room in an izakaya

Another izakaya in Tokyo



  1. Goodness this one was really good. 😳 Also, thank you for the links on izakaya in japan! There are only a few where I live (in california) and its really interesting to know about ones in japan.

    1. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 10:00

      It's scary how attached this woman is to her husband.πŸ˜†✨ I don't know if this couple is in a co-dependent relationship.

      I might add more links to izakaya later since you are so interested in it.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—✨

      Thank you so much for your comment! I really appreciate itπŸ’–✨

  2. Why the hell she punishes herself like an old-fashioned yakuza? (Cutting of pinky fingers was banned years ago. The old rite, 'twas done to make amends when a gangster offends another gang. It's hard to grip a katana without a pinky, they say.)

    I can imagine the woman becoming a yurei (or worse) should she meet a worse fate.

    1. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 12:27

      Yes it's weird. I think she may want to make her husband feel guilty by playing a victim role. It's what people sometimes do to keep their relationship, making each other feel guilty. πŸ˜†✨

      I hope it was banned! I didn't know it had anything to do with a katana! That's interesting 😊🎡✨

      Thank you so much for your comment!

  3. So... after Mr. H cheats for another two times, then what? Is the wife gonna cut her toes?
    That's so screwed o_O

    1. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 12:29

      Exactly πŸ˜†πŸ’Ž✨
      Mr. H should have felt creeped out enough to quit cheating after she cut one finger. But it's bizarre he continued to cheat and let her cut so many other fingers.πŸ˜†✨

      Thank you for your comment!

  4. Yay! A new upload from you always makes my day! An interesting story as usual, that wife sure sounds creepy. Mr H had better change his attitude towards other women or there might be more serious consequencesπŸ˜†

    1. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 12:34

      I am so happy to hear that my posts make your day πŸ₯°✨

      Perhaps Mr. H enjoys his wife's obsession with himπŸ˜†⭐

      Thank you for your kind comment!

  5. I wonder how she could cut off her fingers when there are so few left! What will she send when she's out of fingers? lol

    1. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 12:39

      If it's her husband's fingers she cut, it would make more sense. πŸ˜†✨ I feel this woman would go any lengths to keep him.
      I am afraid to imagine what she would do if he cheats again!

      Thank you so much, Jack, for your comment! It's always lovely to hear from youπŸ’“✨

  6. I dunno which one is creepier; the wife who cuts her finger everytime she finds her husband cheating, or the husband who keeps cheating despite that fact.

    1. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 12:41

      Dear epos, please remember the next time that your comments must be checked by me first before they can be published!

      I had the same exact thought as you!

      Thank you for your comment πŸ˜†✨

    2. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 12:42

      *Dear EPPS

      I am sorry my phone tends to autocorrect spellings πŸ˜†⭐

  7. chimmy enthusiast11 June 2021 at 13:52

    Wow I mean I do feel bad for the woman cutting her own fingers off but like LEAVE THAT DAMN MAN FIND YOURSELF SOMEONE WHO ISNT A GIANT SACK OF S***!!! Anyways as always thanks for the updates and always providing links to understand the Japanese words!! πŸ’–

    1. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 14:27

      I tend to misread your name as chimney enthusiast πŸ˜†✨ and I imagine you worshipping a chimney much like the woman who worships utility poles 🀣✨

      Yes, she should drop the man and find someone else! There must be another man who is more deserving of her severed fingers 🀣🎡

  8. Thanks for translating Saya! I thought it was interesting that this was post on my birthday and the first letter of my name is the letter H. XD

    1. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 15:50

      That's a creepy coincidence!😱😱😱⭐

      Only joking! Haha🀣✨
      Happy birthday! πŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸŽ✨⭐

    2. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 15:52

      Also be careful when you choose your spouse πŸ˜†πŸŒΈ✨

  9. Wow, the message is clear, If she was willing to do that to herself, what could she do to the person her husband is cheating with. Also thanks for the links to the Izakaya articles.

    1. Saya_In_Underworld11 June 2021 at 21:19

      Yes, it could be that she was making a threat against the girl! πŸ˜†✨

      You are welcome! I hope you can make use of them when you come to Japan 🌸✨

      Thank you for your comment!⭐

  10. The wife should just cut his fingers then! Or divorce him! If only there was a picture of him to see how attractive he is that other women like him. If he’s ugly, those women have no good taste 😑.

    1. Saya_In_Underworld13 June 2021 at 05:59

      Some people cheat because they are seeking validation of their worth through it.πŸ˜†✨ This man may appear charming, but I suspect he secretly harbours insecurities about his attractiveness and self-wortth!

    2. Saya_In_Underworld13 June 2021 at 09:32

      Thank you so much for your comment, btw πŸ˜ŠπŸŒˆπŸ’•✨

  11. The real horror for me is Mr H's psychopathic behavior. His wife mutilates herself repeatedly (undeniable sign of her complete insanity) but that doesn't prompt him to a) get her mental help, 2) divorce her so that she can eventually move on or 3) stop cheating. When she's out of fingers she still has 10 toes, nipples, a tongue and other body parts one doesn't actually need to survive... how horrifying.

    1. Saya_In_Underworld13 June 2021 at 09:32

      You have rich imagination and that is scary what she would do when she ran out of her fingers πŸ˜†✨

      Mr H might be enjoying her apparent devotion to her! I don't know.πŸ˜†⭐

      Thank you so much for your comment πŸ’ž✨

  12. I had to check my hand to see what fingers H's wife had left. I'm wondering how she eats... She can't use chopsticks anymore. A spoon or a fork may be possible but it's difficult. You need the stability from the other fingers.

    Also, why not just divorce? I imagine it's easier to get divorced than remove fingers. Especially when you no longer have enough fingers left to cut off the remaining fingers.

    1. Saya_In_Underworld18 June 2021 at 12:49

      I suspect that these two people are in a co-dependent relationship.πŸ˜†✨ They would rather hurt each other than be separated.

      Thank you for your comment!⭐

  13. New fans here, thanks for translating a lot of interesting stories, Sayaさん!
    Gonna read every single posts right now. 😀

    1. Saya_In_Underworld18 June 2021 at 12:51

      Oh welcome!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’˜✨ I am so glad you are here!

      I hope you enjoy reading my other stories too!

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment πŸ’—

  14. Hi Saya!! Oh my god this woman needs to leave her husband, or cut his fingers instead 🀭 thank you for the translation!!

  15. brrrr that last line. i feel like if your hubby has a habit of hopping to the pub to chase women, you should cut off his fingers instead, yakuza style.

  16. This is one of the saddest horror story I've ever read.
    It should be horrifying. But I feel extreme sad for the wife.

    Great story as always, Saya-san. Thank you :)

    - nunu -

    1. If I found out my spouse was cheating, I might cut of his fingers (or some other significant body parts lol) but certainly not mine🀣🀣🀣⭐✨

      I wonder his husband is a sadist, because he seems to be enjoying his wife's suffering!

      I like stories that make you think a lot. Thank you for your comment 🌸🌸🌸✨


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