Japanese “Killing Stone” Breaks Open

Hokusai tells of a fox spirit, Tamamo-no-mae, which wreaked havok every 500 years or so. The spirit finally embedded itself into a stone in Japan called Sessho-seki. It is said that 650 years ago the Buddhist monk Genno Shinsho attempted to exorcise the demon from the stone and the spirit relented and agreed to rest in peace.

This past Saturday, March 5, 2022 the “Killing Stone” located in the Tochigi Prefecture of Japan spontaneously split open.

So yeah…we got that going for us.

Image Credit: Fleeing fox spirit as Lady Kayo depicted in Hokusai’s Sangoku Yoko-den

Dennis "Fox" Bonilla has been a user experience designer, software developer, and digital strategist collaborating with some of the most successful and high-tech organizations in the world. Fox is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Baltu Technologies where he is helping create next generation workforce development tools. Fox started Unified Pop Theory with his friends in attempt to bookmark and comment on novel intersections of technology, science, and the arts. Fox is a trend finder and idea maker who is inspired by individuals that believe the world can be changed one great project at a time. Fox can be reached on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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