today i learned – fri 13th july 2018

over the time this blog has been going on, we’ve had some awesome japan facts šŸ™ŒšŸ» this one … not so much šŸ˜…

#tdil the japanese used to bury people alive under buildings for good luck šŸ˜³

it was a practice called ‘hitobashira’ and it literally consisted of making a human sacrifice (by burying someone alive under or near a building) in order to stop the building being destroyed by natural disasters or enemy attacks šŸ™ˆ

apparently it was mainly used for big buildings such as dams, castles or bridges … but i have also heard about it being used for normal houses šŸ 

in my head, this is literally just a way to guarantee that your lovely new building is deffo 100% haunted šŸ‘» which honestly isn’t my idea of the ideal new home šŸ˜‚

whilst it obviously isn’t practiced anymore, it started back around 323ad and was a thing up until the 16th century! šŸ˜…

it’s a pretty scary sounding tradition (like, who enjoys being buried alive?) but, according to stories about the maruoka castle, it actually worked šŸ˜³.

the story says that one of the walls literally kept collapsing up until the point that they buried a poor one eyed lady under one of the castle pillars šŸ˜¢ her only condition was that one of her children was made a samurai šŸ˜Ž

so yeah, not the nicest japan fact today … but still pretty interesting šŸ‘šŸ» the past was a weird weird time šŸ™ˆ … that said, today isn’t that much better šŸ˜‚

catch you later! šŸ˜ #tdil

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finally, an actual fact about something! fancy reading some more stuff? just take a gander over ->here<-

(picture license time! the header is ->here<-, the second image is ->here<- and the other is ->here<-)

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