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HOSOKAWA, Fumimasa
YAMAGUCHI, Hiroi

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The Heso

Hiroi Yamaguchi

Japan has a custom preserving a heso-no-o, a piece of an navel cord naturally peeled off from a baby’s navel. According to an old tale, when a baby contacted illness, the heso-no-o was used as a medical decoction to believed to be effective only once. No longer remembering the tale nowdays, many people still keep their heso-no-o until they die.

"heso" 

ISBN 4-9902407-1-5