The History Of Japan’s ‘Rabbit Island’ Is Way Darker Than Tourists Suspect (Gallery)

Those who travel to Japan’s Ōkunoshima — an island on the Inland Sea — report a similar story: walking along a gorgeous cement path, they hear the sound of tiny nails skittering off the pavement. After turning around, they’re swarmed by a multicolored mass of fluff and spot hundreds of tiny wet noses wriggling with delight.

For some, a stroll through acres of rabbits is an ideal night out, a walk with nature you can’t find anywhere else. But don’t be fooled by all the floppy ears and nubby tails: Japan’s so-called Rabbit Island has a darker history than its adorable residents ever let on.

Honest to Paws / Balkantimes.press

Napomena o autorskim pravima: Dozvoljeno preuzimanje sadržaja isključivo uz navođenje linka prema stranici našeg portala sa koje je sadržaj preuzet. Stavovi izraženi u ovom tekstu autorovi su i ne odražavaju nužno uredničku politiku The Balkantimes Press.

Copyright Notice: It is allowed to download the content only by providing a link to the page of our portal from which the content was downloaded. The views expressed in this text are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policies of The Balkantimes Press.

Contact Us