Obasute: The Japanese Practice of Abandoning Old Mothers in the Mountains, Did it Exist?

Linfamy -- Jul 10
Ubasute is the mythical practice of senicide in Japan, whereby an infirm or elderly relative was carried to a mountain, or some other remote, desolate place, and left there to die.
According to the Kodansha Illustrated Encyclopedia of Japan, ubasute "is the subject of legend, but… does not seem ever to have been a common custom"... Wikipedia


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