Japan’s ‘killing stone’ splits in two, releasing superstitions amid the sulphur springs

The Guardian says predictions of dark forces being unleashed by an evil vixen hung over social media in Japan after a famous volcanic rock said to kill anyone who comes into contact with it was found split in two.

Japan’s ‘killing stone’ splits in two, releasing superstitions amid the sulphur springs

The Guardian says predictions of dark forces being unleashed by an evil vixen hung over social media in Japan on Monday after a famous volcanic rock said to kill anyone who comes into contact with it was found split in two.

According to the mythology surrounding the Sessho-seki, or killing stone, the object contains the transformed corpse of Tamamo-no-Mae, a beautiful woman who had been part of a secret plot hatched by a feudal warlord to kill Emperor Toba, who reigned from 1107-1123.

Legend has it that her true identity was an evil nine-tailed fox whose spirit is embedded in the hunk of lava, located in an area of Tochigi prefecture, near Tokyo, famous for its sulphurous hot springs.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/07/japans-killing-stone-splits-in-two-releasing-superstitions-and-toxic-gases

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