Sakae Haunted House, 2017
The 2017 haunted house revolves around the tale of a chef whose culinary talents were as famous as his failed home life of unhappy marriages and multiple divorces.
After his death, his child (Sachiko) adopted their father's culinary skills in the form of a gift (a silver tongue), but experienced hardships as the fated home life turned to ruin.
The lover of Sachiko was a cruel manipulator, who often sought Sachiko's aid in disposing of their used - and ditched - ongoing love affairs with other people. Despite the pain of heartbreak and deceit, Sachiko followed the orders.
One day Sachiko's lover presented a dish of steak to Sachiko; a gift of love.
Delighted to have received such a thoughtful gift, Sachiko bit into the steak, but soon shrieked in pain as blood gushed from their lips.
The steak was filled with razor blades which tore Sachiko's flesh, rendering them unable to cry out for help.
Laughing at Sachiko's pain, the lover claimed the acts of disposing the unwanted love affairs would cause trouble if the wrong person were to hear of the crimes; meaning Sachiko would have to lose their ability to speak.
Unable to speak, the restaurant fell into ruin, and Sachiko perished along with it.
It is said Sachiko remains in the decrepit restaurant to this day, blood still gushing from their mouth while awaiting visitors.
Entry is an estimated 1,000 yen per person, and the haunted house is open from June 6th until September 18th.
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