Blood-Stained Ceilings

Five temples in the Kyoto Prefecture had blood-stained ceilings. 

The ceilings had been made of floorboards from the Fushimi Castle.

In 1592, 10 warriors had held off attackers of the castle for several days while a man of a higher status, Tokugawa, escaped.

Realizing they were about to be overtaken, the men surrendered with honor, killing themselves by opening their bellies with a sword.

The blood soaked into the floorboards, where they remain today.

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