Thursday, November 4, 2010


"The sea of trees", a forest at the base of Mt Fuji, Japan. Traditionally renowned for demons in Japanese mythology and the ancient practice of ubasute, but more recently it's high incidence of suicides, some what attributed to the 1960 novel Kuroi Jukai where two lovers go to the forest to kill themselves.

Currently in Japan, there is a suicide every 15 minutes.

Beginnings of a sea of trees

1 comment:

  1. 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)