Japanese Execution Chamber

October 4th, 2012 | researchmaterial

Not sure why I find this interesting.  Perhaps the little zen-garden trap door marks? Perhaps, simply, that this is a rare sight.  From this story, about the hanging of a woman who killed six people while performing exorcisms.  The story has interesting notes in itself:

In court it was revealed that the victims were those who had started to doubt Eto’s “spiritual ability,” as well as followers who refused to loan her money.

The prosecutor said Eto “tried to make herself a deified ruler and killed people who threatened her authority in her bid to stop her lover Nemoto from being taken by a female follower.”

Eto’s defense attorney had argued that she was not guilty due to mental incompetence as a result of having been ‘possessed.’

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