Yanaka Five-Storied Pagoda Double-Suicide Arson Case

Tokyo, Japan

Yanaka Five-Storied Pagoda Double-Suicide Arson Case

The Yanaka Five-Storied Pagoda Double-Suicide Arson Case (谷中五重塔放火心中事件, Yanaka Gojūnotō Hōka Shinjū Jiken) was a dramatic case of arson in 1957 of a five-storied wooden pagoda in Yanaka Cemetery, Taitō, Tokyo. The pagoda was set on fire by two lovers who committed suicide together – their bodies were found in the remains of the structure.



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