Saijō Yaso Poems

Saijō Yaso is best known for the poem ‘Tomino’s Hell.’ This is a haunting and mysterious poem that gained some popularity on the Internet for being “haunted.”

Tomino’s Hell

by Saijō Yaso

‘Tomino’s Hell’ was published in 1919 in Yaso’s collection Sakin, or in English, Gold Dust. It is thought that when read aloud this poem brings death and tragedy on whoever has dared to do so.

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