Ubasute - the Japanese Custom of Leaving One`s Mother to Die of Starvation

Ubasute - the Japanese Custom of Leaving One`s Mother to Die of Starvation

In years of poverty and hunger, the Japanese performed quite an inhumane practice, called ubasute, which means abandoning an old woman. When feeding the family became difficult, they would get rid of the oldest member of the family.

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