The Sessho-Seki (the killing stone) split in 2022 and people speculate that will release an ancient evil.
As legend has it, an evil nine-tailed fox took the form of a beautiful woman in the 12th century, and tried to overthrow the emperor. But a warrior killed her, and her spirit got imprisoned in the rock.
Now some people are worried her spirit is free, and she’s going to wreak havoc on everyone. But there’s also a chance it’s GOOD news . . .
Another version of the legend says freeing her spirit might actually be a GREAT thing, and will help heal the world. So hopefully that version is true.
Local officials started seeing cracks in the boulder a few years ago. They think rainwater got in and froze, and that’s what finally broke it in two.
Now they’re trying to decide what to do with it. Some people want them to cement the two halves back together. Others think they should just leave it as is.
That second option might be the safer call, since the rock supposedly kills anyone who touches it.