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SUICIDE FOREST: the Mystery of Aokigahara
SUICIDE FOREST: the Mystery of Aokigahara: True Crime Stories | Roger Harrington
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At the base of Mount Fuji lies a location with such a dark history that many people consider it too forbidden a topic to discuss. For over 70 years, Aokigahara, Japan has been a source of mystery for both investigators and paranormal researchers. This beautiful stretch of unkempt woodland, while maintaining the illusion of beauty, harbours a secret which few people are willing to acknowledge. Aokigahara, known to many as the Sea of Trees, is the suicide capital of Japan. Every year, hundreds of people visit the forest with no intention of ever leaving. People who no longer wish to be a part of this world find solace in the isolation of Aokigahara, and willingly take their own lives against its backdrop of chaotic forestry. However, the legend of Aokigahara goes a lot further that simply being alluring scenery for suicide. Its lore is rooted in ancient legend, literature and a historical association with death. Its impact on Japanese culture has been so prominent that Japanese officials rarely acknowledge the forest's existence in an effort to disassociate it from its macabre infamy. But despite this, Aokigahara's prominence in not just Japanese culture, but world over, cannot be understated.
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Skygoddess1
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Watching first horror movie of the Halloween season: The Forest with Natalie Dormer. About halfway through, and so far I‘m enjoying it. I find the history of the Aokigahra, aka Suicide Forest, in Japan fascinating. #TeamStoker #Scarathlon 1pt for scary movie watched.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
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caitlin.reads.books
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Panpan

First book I read for the #ssdgmchallenge and it was quite disappointing. It was really short and a quick read, but it had a ton of grammatical mistakes, told fables as if they were fact and just seemed thrown together really quickly. I recommend watching the short vice documentary on this topic over reading this book. #murderino