Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Aokigahara Forest (Suicide Forest), Japan

Every six months a team of volunteers searches this forest for the bodies of those who committed suicide. 

They section off areas of the forest already searched with rope and colorful streamers. 


This particular camp had a noose, several pills, cut credit cards, cloths, books, and a bag.

A much more common scene was a shirt accompanied with nothing more than a few pieces of garbage

Knives are illegal to carry in Japan and the Japanese are very disciplined.  That is to say finding something like this was shocking.  Looking back I should have put my hand to that knife for comparison.

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