New Year in Aokigahara, the ‘Suicide Forest’ – steven.west
Reminiscent of the Aokigahara forest in Japan (aka the "suicide forest").
Aokigahara forest, Japan - Aokigahara is known as the Sea of Trees, a 35 km forest that lies at the north west base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest, which has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology, is a popular place for suicides. 青木ヶ原
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Aokigahara-Forest-104 Every year, a collection of police and volunteers conduct an annual body search of the land. During the event, corpses are always discovered, usually hanging from the trees. The Sea of Trees is reportedly the world’s second most popular suicide location after San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
This Japanese forest is often referred as “One of the Seven Gates to Hell”. Also known as Sea of Trees, Aokigahara is a forest found at the base of Mt Fuji. It is also a suicide point for many. Almost 500 suicides occur in this place every year! The residents of the area believe that there is high intensity paranormal behavior found in this area and the woods are possessed by monsters, goblins, and beasts.
Aokigahara Forest, Mount Fuji, Japan
The Hanging Tree, at the tip of the Twin Glades. The first vestige of evil.