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Aokigahara

青木ヶ原


Ok im finally here to talk about the mentioned and renowned post of Aokigahara, I finally wake up in a good mood for writte about this post. lol! Ok lets Begin' :D

木ヶ原, also known as the Sea of Trees (樹海, Jukai), is a 35 km2 forest that lies at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest contains a number of rocky, icy caverns, a few of which are popular tourist destinations.

The forest, which has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology, is a popular place for suicides; in 2002, 78 bodies were found, despite numerous signs, in Japanese and English, urging people to reconsider their actions.

Due to the wind-blocking density of the trees, and an absence of wildlife, the forest is known for being eerily quiet.

Creapy Uh? The forest is a popular place for suicides, reportedly the world's second most popular suicide location after San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. This popularity is often attributed to the 1960 novel Kuroi Jukai by Seichō Matsumoto, which ends with two lovers committing suicide in the forest. However, the history of suicide in Aokigahara dates from before the novel's publication, and the place has long been associated with death: ubasute was practiced there into the 19th century, and the forest is reputedly haunted by the ghosts of those left to die.

Since the 1950s, more than 500 people have lost their lives in the forest, mostly suicides, with an average of approximately 30 counted yearly. In 2002, 78 bodies were found within the forest, replacing the previous record of 73 in 1998. In 2003 the rate climbed to 100, and in recent years the local government has stopped publicizing the numbers in an attempt to downplay Aokigahara's association with suicide. The high rate of suicide has led officials to place signs in the forest, in Japanese and English, urging those who have gone there in order to commit suicide to seek help and not kill themselves. The annual body search, consisting of a small army of police, volunteers and attendant journalists, began in 1970.

Aside from those intending to die there, the dense forest and rugged inaccessibility has attracted thrill seekers. Many of these hikers mark their routes by leaving colored plastic tapes behind, causing concerns from prefectural officials for the ecosystem of the forest.

In 2004, a movie about the forest was released, called Jyukai .The Sea of Trees Behind Mt. Fuji (
樹の海
, lit. Sea of Trees), by the director Takimoto Tomoyuki. It tells the story of four people who decide to end their lives in the forest of Aokigahara. While scouting for shooting locations, Takimoto told reporters that he found a wallet containing 370,000 yen o.O (roughly $3,760 USD), giving rise to the popular rumor that Aokigahara is a treasure trove for scavengers. // I wanna go there lol// Others have claimed to have found credit cards, rail passes, and driver's licenses.

Wooo Is really amazin' how some people go there just to take their life away is really creapy. In here i got some images of the horrible forest :/ I put them in this size because those pictures are very Spooky so u can see the real size when u click on it.




Now is forbidden to commit suicide in the forest. Cams and polices has been assigned to check a protect the forest.


Sorry for the White shadow :( Idk what happend! If i wanted to remove it i have to erase the whole post :(


-xoxo

2 comments:

  1. Hey there, I thought I’d comment as I recently visited Aokigahara forest and spent 6 hours exploring it with two friends and three cameras. I compiled most of the video footage + photos along with bits and pieces from my journal to construct the story of my experience there. Please check it out and let me know what you think! (follow the link)
    http://endofthegame.net/2012/02/20/aokigahara/

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  2. You copied and pasted, you didn't write the majority of this.

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