Aokigahara: Where Troubled Souls May Find Peace.

Via on Nov 7, 2010

Haunting Beauty and Terrible Sadness.

Second only to the Golden Gate Bridge in terms of suicide, Aokigahara, the “suicide forest” has seen over a hundred  lives that were willfully taken in 2003, the last year they took a tally.  Anyone walking through this forest may find tape guides for those unsure, the remaining items left behind, or even the body itself.  The haunting landscape is matched by the sadness that is found in this forest.

Check these videos out, well worth the watch.   Each are ten minutes long and well worth the time.  Warning, there are shots of dead bodies, not too many but just a heads up.

Part 1/2.

YouTube Preview Image

Part 2/2

YouTube Preview Image

If you don’t have the time to invest in this chilling subject, here is a shorter video but this does not quite do the subject justice.

YouTube Preview Image

Videos shared with us via Matt of VICE Magazine.

About elephant journal

elephant journal is dedicated to "bringing together those working (and playing) to create enlightened society." We're about anything that helps us to live a good life that's also good for others, and our planet. >>> Founded as a print magazine in 2002, we went national in 2005 and then (because mainstream magazine distribution is wildly inefficient from an eco-responsible point of view) transitioned online in 2009. >>> elephant's been named to 30 top new media lists, and was voted #1 in the US on twitter's Shorty Awards for #green content...two years running. >>> Get involved: > Subscribe to our free Best of the Week e-newsletter. > Follow us on Twitter Fan us on Facebook. > Write: send article or query. > Advertise. > Pay for what you read, help indie journalism survive and thrive. Questions? info elephantjournal com

708 views

One Response to “Aokigahara: Where Troubled Souls May Find Peace.”

  1. Michael Cunningham says:

    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/

Leave a Reply