The Sea of TreesDVD - 2016
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Promise me something, Arthur. Promise me that whenever it's your time... promise me it won't be in a place like that.
Tamashii are spirits. They are souls wandering these woods until it is their time. Things are not what they seem here.
-It was probably just an animal.
There are very few animals in aokigahara.
-Well, then it was one of the few.
This place is what you call purgatory.
-Now, why would I call it that?
Because you are American.
You believe in god.
-I'm a scientist.
There are answers for this in science?
-There are answers for everything in science.
But not in god?
-God is more our creation than we are his.
Why do you wanna die?
-I do not want to die.
Then why are you here?
-It is... I didn't want to live. ... You do not get real work. Nobody speaks to you. You are there, but you are not. Without job... I cannot take care of my family.
So you come here instead...
-You do not understand my culture.
I didn't come here because of the loss. I didn't come here because of the grief. I came here because of the guilt. I was wrong to treat my wife the way I treated her and she was wrong to treat me how she did. Now neither one of us are ever gonna get the chance to say... I'm sorry.
No she's not.
-It is during our darkest times that our loved ones are closest. Even those who have passed.
(Pure Zen, from Wiki: 無為(むい) -- in Taoism, non-action or non-doing.)
Sometimes you do things. As much as you'd wanna take 'em back... you can't.
He had a wife named Kiiro, and a... and a child named Fuyu.
Yeah. Right here......on this little slip of paper. You wrote that, right?
-This? Yeah. Kiiro. Fuyu.
Promise me. Promise me you'll find the perfect place.
It is said a flower grows when a soul has crossed over from this place.
Did you love her?
-More than anything on earth.
She is with you. This forest holds her for you.
Why do you love this song?
-I'm most happy near the water. It is my paradise. The song make me think of good memories there.
That's where you should go when you get out of here. You hear me? Hey! That's where you should go.
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