Suicide Forest

Feature

Friday, January 30, 2009

Aokigahara is the name of the forest at the foot of Mount Fuji. It’s been mythologized in Japanese literature as a sacred place for people to end their lives – and every year close to a hundred suicides are committed there. Studio 360’s Pejk Malinovski went to the forest to uncover its haunting allure and how the place lingers in the Japanese psyche.

    Music Playlist
  1. Ikebana
    Artist: David Spalding Sharp
    Album: Aokigahara - Spirit of the Haunted Forest
    Label: idlewild recordings
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  2. Ryumei Cho
    Artist: David Spalding Sharp
    Album: Aokigahara - Spirit of the Haunted Forest
    Label: idlewild recordings
    Purchase: Amazon

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Pejk Malinovski

Comments [2]

Pejk

The novel was written by Seicho Matsumoto. It's called Nami no Tou (Tower of Waves or Pagoda of Waves) but it is not translated into English.

Feb. 04 2009 08:37 PM
Randy from Washington State

Could someone please advise me the name of the book and the spelling of it's author?

Feb. 04 2009 07:59 PM

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