The purpose of this study is to discuss `Another World` in detail and look more closely at the features of `Another World` in < The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture > from Edogawa Ranpo`s `An Anomaly Detective Story`.
`Another World` in < The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture > takes place in a city where daily life exists like our own. Typically, it is not unusual to consider `mata-nozoki` which is a traditional method as the means to be able to see into `Another World`, however, binoculars which are tools of modern civilization have been used for looking into `Another World` in < The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture >. The binoculars are special and mysterious high-tech tools. In addition, they are the tools which have magical powers. Futhermore, the binoculars complement the traditional way of thinking in which the order of things is reversed, so they cause the mysterious phenomenon of moving into `Another World`. The views from both `Another World` and real world are identical, and humans are still under the rule of time in the real world even when they have moved into `Another World`. A train as a symbol of modern civilization is also connected to folk ideas, so this changes into `Another World` and makes strange phenomenon.
The strange phenomenon related to modern civilization is affected by not only Ranpo`s thoughts but also contemporary Japanese people`s minds in that period of time. The reason why < The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture > is highly acclaimed may be that the author describes the strange and supernatural phenomenon in a modern way and considers the phenomenon in connection with the folk ideas which Japanese people have. It should be clear that the characteristics in `An Anomaly Detective Story` by Ranpo are bound up with these points.