Aokigahara Forest-Popular place to commit suicide

At the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan there is a forest area of ??32 square kilometers. The forest was named Aokigahara. Due to thick forest, it was nicknamed "sea of ??trees". Aokigahara Forest has beautiful rocks and caves of ice that some of them become popular tourist destinations. But that's not the most attractive of the forest. But, the fact that Aokigahara Forest is a popular place to commit suicide.

Popularity Aokigahara Forest became the suicide of a novel reinforced top Koroi Jukai Seicho Matsumoto's work. Terbut 1960 novel tells the story of two people in love commit menakhiri lives for love in the forest. However, history as a place Aokigahara suicide long before the novel was outstanding. Aura's death has long been wafted from the forest. Ubasute ritual, solitude until death, carried out in the forest since the 19th century.

Aokigahara even mentioned a historical link with the demons or ghosts in Japanese mythology. Since 1950, more than 500 people end their lives in this forest, or an average of 30 people each year.

In 2002, 78 bodies were found hanging themselves and the rot in the woods. It beat the previous record amount, namely 73 corpses in 1998. In 2003, the number of suicides rose to 100. In the year that the Japanese government decided to seal information on the number of people commit suicide, to reduce Aokigahara popularity as a location for suicide.

The high suicide rate triggers the government put a ban appeal board suicide. Since 1970, formed a team consisting of police, volunteers, and journalist who served along the jungle to find the bodies. However, team work was less severe than the forest workers. They are in charge of bringing the bodies from the forest to forest guard post.

The body already rotting corpse that is sometimes placed in special rooms for the victims of suicide. The workers were then conducted lottery, the loser who will be assigned a specific task that is sleeping in the room with the corpse. Because if the body was left alone, believed to be bad. It remains curious spirits called yurei would scream all night. Not only that, the body will move by itself.

Every effort is made to stop the suicide Aokigahara Forest. One was installing CCTV and track people who will go to the haunted forest. "Especially in March, the end of the fiscal year. More people come to Aokigahara due to poor economic conditions ". Yamanashi prefecture government official said, Imasa Watanabe.

Popularity Aokigahara Forest return after the release of the film sticking Jyukai, Ocean trees in the back of Mount Fuji, by director Takimoto Tomoyuki. The film tells the story of four people who decided to end his life in Aokigahara. Directed by Takimoto boasted find the money to U.S. $ 3,760 in a wallet allegedly belonging to people who commit suicide.

Takimoto statement sparked rumors that Aokigahara is "paradise" for the scavengers who pick up the treasure left behind the victim's suicide. Moreover, some people claim to find a credit card, train ticket subscription, and a driver's license belonging to the dead.

In March 2009, CNN news agency reported Aokigahara Forest. In the news, Aokigahara referred to as the destination for people who are depressed and do not bear the reality of life strong.

The death rate due to suicide in the country sunrise is indeed remarkable, especially when economic conditions decline. There were 2645 suicides recorded in January 2009, up 15 percent from 2305 in January 2008. Most are working class.

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