Country of the rising sun, which is no longer just scared the whole world with its horror films, in fact, draws his subjects from the very peculiar myths.
They are based – the idea that a man who died a violent death, suicide, or just will not leave this world, but will remain and will be hard to avenge alive.
Only for strong people
Legend, which makes many Japanese revive the word “Dzyukay”, rooted in the Middle Ages. In the famine years of peasant families who could not feed the elderly and newborn babies, take them to the forest to die. Nowadays, the forest became a magnet for those who decided to commit suicide, largely because of the Japanese literature. One of the first timber glorified Seyte Matsumoto in the product “Dark Dzyukay. Then there was the sensational book “A detailed guide on how to commit suicide”, where the forest was described as “ideal” for suicide. After only a short time after the publication of the works in the forest were found two bodies, and when they read out copies of the book.
Aokigahara Dzyukay – a dark forest at the foot of Mount Fuji. Fuji – dormant volcano. But in 864, there were eruptions and lava flows formed the image of these places. Then came forested mountain valleys Aokigahara. Adds mystery and volcanic terrain, causing the magnetic anomaly, which may not accurately orient it on a compass.
With 50 years of the last century in Dzyukae found the remains of more than five hundred suicides. Impressive figure for the forest a little more than 3 hectares. More people walking into the abyss only to the Golden Gate Bridge “in the United States.
Imagine a forest of eerie gothic tale. With inconceivable twisted trees with moss hanging from them, and gaping caves everywhere. Such Dzyukay. Around the dead silence, from which gradually begins to ring in my ears. Every rustle forced to wrap, and conversations become unnaturally cheerful, if only not to hear the silence. But the most unpleasant – in Dzyukae all the time thinks that nobody else behind your back someone is.
In the bus you always wish to “be careful”. At any time of year, any hour of the day gloomy mass of trees hides the sun throws off the true path. Nestled on the many miles of wooded plain bearings does not allow even the top of the highest tree.And the sky around Mount Fuji are often covered with clouds. Vain hope, and the compass: the forest has grown on the lava flows of Fuji, which makes the arrow to do anything, except by the parties of the world. And silence – initially pleasant, and then lean on the unaccustomed to the silence of the city dweller, dismaying and helplessness. Only two kinds of people voluntarily enter into the “forest death” – members of special teams of police and firefighters combing Aokigahara every fall in search of the remains of suicide bombers, and even suicide themselves.
In the bus you always wish Local government desperately seeking them.On the outskirts of the forest placed warning signs with slogans like “Your life – a precious gift to your parents. In the vicinity there are special patrols to catch wishing to get into Dzyukay another approach. Calculate dared to march in the woods is easy: most are men in business suits.”Life – it is a very valuable asset, their parents trusted you! Think once more about his duty to them, before the older and younger siblings, the children! Do not shoulder the heavy burden of responsibility! “Posters with such slogans are installed here and there at the beginning of paths branching from a neat road that connects Saiko and Sedziko, two famous for their beautiful five lakes around Mount Fuji.
Many Japanese people sincerely believe that if you go to Dzyukay, there is no longer possible to return – to lure the spirits of the dead in the thicket and will not let go. Because the forest what attracts fans to tickle their nerves. Azusa (JR Chuo line) To get there: From Shinjuku (Shinjuku) to express Azusa (JR Chuo line) to station Otsuki (Otsuki). From there on the express Fujikyuko station Kavagutiko (Kawaguchiko). Then bus to Aokigahary (Aokigahara). And … be careful.