Hidden world of ghosts will open for you in this edition!
Game includes all Japanese alphabets: hiragana, katakana, Bonus hiragana, Bonus Katakana.
Game includes: gameboards, cards and a book with the story about the most mystique places in Japan. They are real so it will be a great guide for you when you come to Japan! The book includes the pictures and a story hidden behind this places.
Available characters: You choose one of 30 main ghosts and other mystique creatures.
The design of gameboards includes photos of different mystique places. You will travel to the bottom of Japanese mysterious heart!
22 mystique places:
HASHIMA ISLAND known as FORBIDDEN ISLAND, including NIKKYU FLATS, ‘STAIRWAY TO HELL’, BLOCK 65, PRIMARY SCHOOL, ‘GLOVER HOUSE’, THE COAL MINE
Hashima island is one of the 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Prefecture off of the South West coast of Japan, standing at 61,000 square metres in size. But the island was not always uninhabited, as it was once home to a major coal mining operation managed by Mitsubishi, at its peak, housing 5,259 people which resulted in a staggering 83,500 people per square kilometre, making it one of the most densely populated places in world history. The island is also known as 'Battleship Island', named after its external appearance and unique silhouette.
Mitsubishi took control of the island in 1890 after its first inhabitation 3 years earlier, and began its relentless coal mining operation which lasted well beyond two world wars, and almost a century of memories before suddenly fading into history in 1974. Coal mining was slowing down rapidly in the 1960s due to the surge of popular petroleum and thus the island's destiny was decided in ‘74 when Mitsubishi announced the closure of operation.
The island was emptied so quickly that many items and possessions still remain for you to find as you explore the landscape and interiors – maybe you may come across the spirits of cats which couldn't be found before their owners took the rest of their lives back to the mainland in ‘74. All else that remains is lost history, to be lived all over again.
For many decades, indeed for centuries and even millennia, various researchers and writers have searched for the truth behind Plato's lost continent of Atlantis (usually, but not always, considered to have been located in either the Mediterranean Sea or in the Atlantic Ocean), or for the presumed sister continent of Atlantis in the Indian or Pacific Ocean, referred to variously as Mu or Lemuria. By a literal interpretation of Plato's chronology, Atlantis was destroyed cataclysmically around 9500-9600 B.C., and the supposed civilization of Mu is thought to have been even older. Now remains that are considered by some people to be tangible evidence of a lost, highly sophisticated, and very ancient civilization have been located in the Okinawa area under the sea. Could this be Mu or Lemuria?
The structures that have been discovered thus far are all located off the coasts of Okinawa and various islands of the Ryukyu Island chain, Japan. The best publicized and most spectacular of these structures is one located off the southern coast of Yonaguni Island, a small (approximately 10 km by 4 km) Japanese island located east of Taiwan and west of Ishigaki and Iriomote Islands in the East China Sea.
The structure off the coast of Yonaguni has been hailed as "the world's oldest building" (Barot, 1998), taking the form of a "stone ziggurat" dating back to 8000 B.C. (Barot, 1998). If this is actually the case, this could prove to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the last fifty years. In order to evaluate the site, I have visited Yonaguni on two separate occasions (in September 1997 at the invitation of the Japanese businessman Mr. Yasuo Watanabe and during July-August 1998 as a member of the "Team Atlantis" underwater archaeological project). On each trip I made several dives on the site.
“Suicide Forest”, Aokigahara’s other nickname, is known as such for a much more ominous and rather obvious reason. Like the name suggests, this forest happens to be the most popular place in Japan to commit suicide. Actually not only within Japan, but rather the entire world, Aokigahara ranks second behind the Golden Gate Bridge for the highest amount of suicides. It is estimated that between 50 to 100 people take their own lives in the forest each year and this statistic has existed for decades. So what draws people to such an eerie location to end their own lives?
“Jigoku Meguri,” touring the boiling “Hells of Beppu,” is a popular tourist route of eight unique bubbling and steaming hot springs.
Each of these onsen (hot spring) has a distinctive characteristic. Visitors can enjoy a close-up look at volcanic pits where furious eruptions happened more than a millennium ago. The most spectacular one is Umi Jigoku, or Sea Hell, the largest among the eight. Although the pond is boiling hot, its cobalt blue water reminds us of the sea in the South Pacific Ocean. The following four hells are also very unique and popular among tourists. Oniishibozu Jigoku features bubbling mud, a foot bath, and its own hot-spring baths (extra admission required). Kamado Jigoku, the Oven Hell, was used for cooking and has a statue of a red devil. Chinoike Jigoku, the Blood-Pond Hell, is blood red because of red clay which contains iron oxide. Tatsumaki Jigoku, or Waterspout Hell, has one of the largest geysers in Japan.
Each hell requires admission fee, and a combo ticket for for all of them is also available. Also, sightseeing buses take you through the eight spectacular springs in about two and a half hours. What is the secret hidden behind the lake? Learn by playing the game!
Meoto Iwa, the "Wedded Rocks", are two sacred rocks in the ocean near Futami, a small town along the coast of Ise City. The two rocks represent husband and wife and are connected by a shimenawa rope. The Okitama Shrine stands nearby.
Try to go there during high tide, when the rocks are actually separated by water. Even better, do so in the early hours of a fine summer day, and you will be able to see the sun rising between the two rocks. If you hit the jackpot, you get everything plus the silhouette of Mt.Fuji in the distance.
Based on an old print in the possession of the shrine, the ropes were hung at least as early as the fourteenth century. But the name “meoto” is from the Meiji period; it was previously called takeishizaki. In ancient times, there was only a very small shrine that was replaced by larger shrines over time. The current main shrine is made of concrete and stands right on the rocky shore. Waves and storms routinely wash over the entire shrine, as the buildings are located at the outermost tip of a mountain outcrop.
Meoto Iwa is celebrated today as a shrine for marriages, and it’s not uncommon to see couples praying before the two deities in the hopes their marriage will be as strong and as lasting. The best time to see the rocks is at dawn during the summer, when the sun appears to rise between them. Mount Fuji is visible in the distance. At low tide the rocks no longer appear separated by water, though a strip of land connected to the mainland makes it possible to walk up close to them.
But there is one more legend not spread a lot about how this happened...
The sweets in the vending machines are no longer safe to eat and the heart-pounding rides are now as still as the fibreglass mascots which haunt the landscape. These incredible images go inside the Japanese theme park left abandoned for nearly a decade. It is said that the park was built in answer to the Disney's park a bit more than 50 years ago and was closed in 2006 because of the low number of visitors.
It is said. Though, what's the real story? For a bad business it is not so easy to function 45 years. And for Japan so short in territory... is it not strange to waste such a place?
Located in the southeastern part of the Kii Mountain Range, this sacred site consists of three shrines that are distributed 20 to 40 km apart from each other - i.e. Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, and Kumano Nachi Taisha - and two temples - i.e. Seiganto-ji and Fudarakusan-ji; these shrines and temples are connected by the pilgrimage route known as "Kumano Sankeimichi (Nakahechi)". Originally, each of the three Shinto shrines had its own distinctive form of nature worship; however, under the influence of the Shinto-Buddhist fusion, they came to be revered as the trine deities of Kumano. At the same time, as the belief that the Shinto deities are Japanese incarnations of Buddhas who have manifested themselves to save others became prevalent, the deities of the three shrines were considered to be incarnations of Amida Nyorai, Yakushi Nyorai and Senju Kannon, respectively. As such, this sacred site attracted much religious attention and prospered as an important pilgrimage destination.
WELLCOME TO THE MYSTIQUE SIDE OF JAPAN! MORE THAN 20 PLACES ARE WAITING FOR YOU IN A WONDERFUL BANZAI JAPANESE GAME MYSTIQUE EDITION!
Each edition includes:
- 32х game boards (perfect for 1-32 players).
- 107х cards with alphabet signs
- 1х Instructions
- 32х tip-boards
- 80 action cards
- 288 game money cards
- colorful box
+ Gold pack of learning materials
+Gold cards of action
+ A book with stories and pictures
+ special mystique action cards!
The book is full of stories about these places and can be named as a mystique leagacy of Japan.
In each edition a wonderful story is waiting for you!