A hanging scroll / Sonoko Hara, 1983 November 25
Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 4 Item 22.214.171.124.8.1
Scope and Contents note
Report by Utah State University folklore student Sonoko Hara, who collected information from Kazuko Mimura. Two Japanese girls decide to move into an old apartment in Japan. There is a scroll hanging in one of the girls' rooms, which she takes down and places in a drawer. Shortly thereafter, the girl starts to seclude herself in the room, sitting in a ball in the corner. Psychiatrists find no mental explanation for her behavior so she finally asks for spiritual guidance. She is told that the spirits of several dead warriors are associated with the scroll, and that the solution is to head west. After an unsuccessful suicide attempt, the girl and her roommate leave the apartment.
- 1983 November 25
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of supernatural non-religious legends must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Informant was female.
Creator was female.
Collector was female.
Collector was informant's roommate.
Item collected in Tokyo, Japan.