100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

Septem­ber 15, 1917

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

WHEN a man in Ja­pan gives his wife cause for jeal­ousy, she has a strange method of per­se­cut­ing her ri­val. What, then, will she do? Will she dare to kill her? No; in this case she makes a straw fig­ure and in the dead of night will nail the fig­ure to a tree in a ceme­tery or any other dreary place. For some time she goes there ev­ery night, driv­ing a new nail into the fig­ure. It is be­lieved the hated ri­val will surely get ill and be­come worse till she passes away.—kiyoshi Sakamoto

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