Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Urn Thief Strikes Japan

I guess there are wackos everywhere, not just Los Angeles.

In rural Japan, a clearly mentally distrubed person has been stealing graveyard urns, most holding the ashes of women. A report from Reuters News Service states that police are looking for a thief that has taken dozens of urns from graveyards.

In some cases, notes have been found in place of the missing urn. One note stated "I have it".

My guess is it's a man with a very bizarre obsession. I've heard of the problem of Japanese men stealing women's underwear, but this is a new one.


  1. This is ridiculous.

  2. and sick
    and sad
    and disgusting

  3. This is a new one on me, too.

    The underwear thing was and still is fairly common. Urns, though? Yuck.

  4. It is definately yuck, and twisted.