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Sea of Trees 
1st-Oct-2010 03:03 pm
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I just came across this 'some other place' and was instantly intrigued.

Seems I'm just too uneducated for life, but eh, learning every day nya.

Suddenly ScreW's "Tree of Seas" ... no wait, head...じゃなくて "Sea of Trees" made a lot of sense. Kinda want to listen to it now. No wait, I will fill the silence with it now

From wikiさん:
Aokigahara (青木ヶ原), 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.

[...] 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.

Seriously, I like... want to go. So bad.

Here's a site that shows pictures of the... deceased and their... whatever they left behind. There actually are pictures of dead people though, so ... be warned.

Heck, night time, me there. Yes. It might actually be a place I could be terrified of. Great.

I get an eerie feeling just looking at pictures online, hah.

Well maybe one day.
1st-Oct-2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
I remember reading about this before, a few months ago, and looking at the pictures on that site. It really sends a shiver down your spine, doesn't it? I'm not sure if I'd want to go or not, but part of me would. It sounds like it would feel as though you were entering another world...
1st-Oct-2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah... I wonder whether you'd be able to feel it. All the dead people, the despair brought to the place... you probably would. >_
1st-Oct-2010 12:24 pm (UTC)
*hops on* I'm coming too! \(^^)/ I read about this before and there was movie about Jyukai too. Sounds interesting though
1st-Oct-2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
It does, right? I've not seen the movie yet, but I read about it on that wiki-article too.
1st-Oct-2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
That scared the shit out of me, really. Terrifying ...
Don't follow the link if you are sensible ...
1st-Oct-2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah... but just right. I kinda like these things >.
3rd-Oct-2010 11:34 am (UTC)
I knew the song by thanks for pointing out that it was not just a name,now after seeing the pic and reading your journal,actually lots of stuff I encountered made sense,I would wanna go there too
3rd-Oct-2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Mmmh yeah... I might just book a plane to Japan one day, only to go there. not, probably, but ff.
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6th-Oct-2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
The first picture I saw of it definitely was... some other pictures (those from the other link) with all the plastic bottles and garbage and stuff were less beautiful, but that's just what humans made out of it after all)
There definitely is a lot of sadness and despair about it... but that also fascinates me. I wonder whether I'd 'catch those vibes' if I ever walked under those trees... if you know what I mean.
And the song really is wonderful. It had been a while for me, too, but I did listen to it again after finding that connection.

: )
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