Death at the foot of a mountain?

Tucked away near a coastal road at the foot of the stunning Saw Mountain, this abandoned car looked oddly serene — arguably even beautiful in its overgrown and lush surroundings.

Japanese suicide car

But on closer inspection, its appearance masks a much darker story. Or at least it appears that way. As inside is what looks very much like a charcoal burner.

Japanese suicide car

A grim scenario that could well explain the unusual location of the car, and its abandoned state. But if it does, one can only hope that the person(s) involved had a last minute change of heart. Or if they didn’t, then somebody, somehow, managed to intervene before it was too late…

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  1. Martin says

    Nice shot. The charcoal burner could just as well indicate someone was living there rather than the obverse.

    • says

      It could. There’s always the chance it was out there after too. I really don’t know.

      It was a real shock to see though, as the first thing that came to mind was suicide. I remember a good few years ago there was a spate of such deaths. Many of them involving a few people too. They would find each other online. Meet. And then die together. Very sad.

  2. Bernadette Marchetti says

    Yet another similarity with the Caribbean. A very frequent sight along roads are the remains of cars. No one tows them away so they just sit there and rust. Some have been there for decades. As a kid, when I would visit my relatives in Trinidad, I was always baffled why no one towed the cars to the junkyard. But now, seeing rusted cars along roads always reminds me of the Caribbean.

    • says

      Interesting to hear of more similarities. They aren’t that common here, and yet at the same time, they aren’t exactly a rarity — especially outside the cities. Seen quite a varied selection over the years. None quite as unsettling as this one though.

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