Come One, Come All, Into Japan’s Suicide Forest

I came across a video last night done by VBS which was equal parts haunting and engrossing. The video travels into the Aokigahara Forest in Japan. Aokigahara is the most common site of suicides in Japan. After a 1960 publication of the novel Kuroi Jukai, in which a lover commits suicide in this forest, it became a popular location for the ritual. Insanely, between fifty and one-hundred and fifty people commit suicide in this forest every year. People disenfranchised with society, lonely, or just lost wander into this forest never to return.

The video follows a guide into the depths of the actual forest, as he shows you around the suicide-soaked forest. It’s an engrossing journey, and while it definitely isn’t for the faint of heart, for those of you who can handle it, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Do it up right here.