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Japan's telephone to the dead

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Post by Candlelight.kk on Sun 09 Jun 2019, 18:29

In the small town of Otsuchi in northern Japan, 2,000 residents were lost in the tsunami in 2011.
One resident, who had already been grieving his cousin before the tsunami hit, had the idea of placing an old phone booth at the bottom of his garden with a disconnected rotary phone.
He would ring his cousin’s number and his words would "be carried on the wind" as he spoke to him.
After the tsunami hit, and word about the wind phone spread, many more people have come to Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture, to call those they have lost.

You can find out more about the wind phone by listening to the World Service's Heart and Soul programme.

And check out the link here to watch the video that goes with the BBC article:
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-48559139/a-telephone-for-grief-after-the-japanese-tsunami
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Post by ariel on Tue 11 Jun 2019, 17:25

Just goes to show that most people do need some kind of physical focal source to help convey their attempts to communicate with those who have passed on, e.g. a graveside with headstone, a photograph, a memorial planted rosebush, a shrine, a telephone, set of tarot cards, or a visit to a medium.  Just sending a thought out in your mind without that special something to focus on is not really enough.
It's a nice idea that this guy hit upon.

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