Aokigahara is the forest at the foot of Mount Fuji. It’s 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 there to uncover why it lingers in the Japanese psyche.
(Originally aired: January 30, 2009)
Slideshow: Inside the Suicide Forest
IkebanaArtist: David Spalding SharpAlbum: Aokigahara - Spirit of the Haunted ForestLabel: idlewild recordings
Ryumei ChoArtist: David Spalding SharpAlbum: Aokigahara - Spirit of the Haunted ForestLabel: idlewild recordings