Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Curse of Death Behind Tomino's Hell

The Curse of Death Behind Tomino's Hell

What would you do if you read a poem that will lead you to your death? There's a lot of creepy urban legends that not only is out to scare the entirety of everyone who gets to know it. Some urban legends also come with a dark twist - a deadly curse. There's no such thing that can top the horror of knowing you will meet your hurried death by just reading a certain poem with an underlying dark meaning.

That is the premise of the curse behind "Tomino's Hell" and it is infamous for causing fear and paranoia to those people who gets to know their fate after reading the deadly poem. Are you brave enough to test your fate and destiny by delving deeper into Tomino's hell?

Tomino no Jigoku or commonly known as Tomino's Hell is another popular yet creepy tale from Japan and, just like the Red Room legend, tomino's hell also involves a curse. The legend is about “Tomino’s Hell,” in case you don't know, it is a poem in a book called The Heart is Like a Rolling Stone, written by Yomota Inuhiko. It is claimed by locals and urban legends enthusiasts that anyone who reads the poem aloud will be cursed to suffer just like the protagonist in the poem, Tomino.

Many believed that the curse causes its victims to suffer terrible accidents, while others strongly claims that death will surely follow. To be fair, it is hard to detect if anything creepy is known to have happened and how this particular urban legend sprouted from the darkest pits of Japanese imagination, but the mystery only adds more eerie factor to the whole legend from the land of the rising sun.

If you are curious enough to see and read the poem or you want to avoid it at all costs but you are meaning to know its content, what we can say is that the poem itself is truly weird and creepy read. It conjures a very dreadful and very graphic images that slowly shred apart the reader’s heart. There's even a time that you might start to question the intent of the author to include the dark words and phrases in this poem. If anyone wants to read the English version of the poem, you can read it here on the last portion of the article to avoid accidental reads from unwilling visitors.

There are some people who even dared to read the poem aloud and later claimed to have suffered no actual ill effects afterwards. On the other hand, there are a higher percentage of people who say otherwise. To conclude, the curse may be real or not, but it is still creepy to give the poem a read to be honest. But, if someone reading this article really has a strong desire and wants to test fate and challenge the curse on its veracity or not, locals suggest to make sure to read it in the original Japanese version. Good luck to those who will challenge Tomino's hell!

The English Version of Tomino's Hell Poem: 

Tomino’s Hell

Elder sister vomits blood,
younger sister’s breathing fire
while sweet little Tomino
just spits up the jewels.
All alone does Tomino
go falling into that hell,
a hell of utter darkness,
without even flowers.
Is Tomino’s big sister
the one who whips him?
The purpose of the scourging
hangs dark in his mind.

Lashing and thrashing him, ah!
But never quite shattering.
One sure path to Avici,

the eternal hell.
Into that blackest of hells
guide him now, I pray—
to the golden sheep,
to the nightingale.
How much did he put
in that leather pouch
to prepare for his trek to
the eternal hell?
Spring is coming
to the valley, to the wood,
to the spiraling chasms
of the blackest hell.
The nightingale in her cage,
the sheep aboard the wagon,
and tears well up in the eyes
of sweet little Tomino.

Sing, o nightingale,
in the vast, misty forest—
he screams he only misses
his little sister.
His wailing desperation
echoes throughout hell—
a fox peony
opens its golden petals.
Down past the seven mountains
and seven rivers of hell—
the solitary journey
of sweet little Tomino.
If in this hell they be found,
may they then come to me, please,
those sharp spikes of punishment
from Needle Mountain.

Not just on some empty whim
Is flesh pierced with blood-red pins:
they serve as hellish signposts
for sweet little Tomino.


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