This is popular Japanese story is about a poem
called “Tomino’s Hell.” They say that you should
only read with your mind, and never out loud. If
you were to read it out loud, then you must take
responsibility for your actions.
Tomino is a japanese urban legend about a poem
that kills anyone who recites it out loud. In this
world there are things that
you should never say out loud, and the Japanese
poem “Tomino’s Hell” is one of them. According
the legend, if you read this poem out loud,
will strike. At best, you will feel very ill or injure
yourself. At worst, you could die.
One person said: “I once read Tomino’s Hell on
air for an online radio show called Radio Urban
Legends. At first everything was normal, but
gradually my body, it became difficult to read. I
read half of it and then broke down and threw it
away. Two
days later I got injured and I was left with seven
stitches. I do not want to think that this was
because of the poem.”
This is a rough English translation:
Tomino’s Hell

The older sister vomits blood, the younger sister
spits fire.
Cute Tomino spits treasured jewels.
Tomino died alone and fell into hell.
Hell, darkness, with no flowers.
Is it Tomino’s older sister that whips?
The number of red welts is worrisome.
Whipping and beating and pounding,
The path to eternal hell is only one way.
Beg for guidance into the darkness of hell,
From the golden sheep, from the nightingale.
How much is left in the leather bag,
Prepare for the endless journey into hell.
Spring comes and into the woods and valleys,
Seven turns in the dark valley of hell.
In the cage is a nightingale, in the cart a sheep,
In the eyes of cute Tomino are tears.
Cry, nightingale, for the woods and the rain,
Voicing your love for your sister.
The echo of your cry howls through hell, and a
blood-red flower blooms.
Through the seven mountains and valleys of hell,
Cute Tomino travels alone.
To welcome you to hell,
The glimmering spikes of the needled mountain
Stick fresh punctures in the flesh.
As a sign to cute Tomino. It is believed that if you
don’t share, talk about it witht someone else, it
have 10 year badluck
curse on you, and someone you love, can die.
“Tomino’s Hell” is written by Yomota Inuhiko in a
book called “The Heart is Like a Rolling Stone” ,
And was included in Saizo Yaso’s 27th collection
of poems in
1919. It’s not sure how this rumor started, but
there’s only a warning that “If you read this poem
out loud, tragic things will happen.” It just looks
like a curse. It asks to not compare this with the
common ”You’ll grow taller” or even “My parents
died.” Do you get a sense of how dangerous this


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