5 members of Aum Shinrikyo a Japanese Doomsday cult, released sarin gas upon commuters in the Tokyo metro, their leader Shoko Asahara (Chizou Matsumoto) had orchestrated the attack and many others between the years of 1988 to 1995. We shall delve into the cults activity's and the birth of their prophet of destruction, From the death of Tsutsumi Sakamoto and his family, The murder of Shuji Taguchi and the Koto Ward Anthrax attack.
Background of Asahara
Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture
The Matsumoto family are working hard to get by on the little wage they earn, The father spends the hot afternoons as a Tatami straw mat maker and each day is a struggle to feed his large family.
Later that year on March 2nd Mrs Matsumoto gives birth to a Baby boy and they name him Chizuo Matsumoto. their are seven children in total. five boys and two girls, However they notice something different about the new born, after a doctor checks the child for any complications the parents are informed he has Chizuo has Infantile glaucoma leaving him blind in his left eye and only partially sighted in his right.
Years of hardship continued to plague the family as they survived in poverty
the only income still being the fathers struggling mat making business, Chizou now 6 years old had a chance to succeed in live and was sent to Kumamoto Prefectural School for the Blind where he would live in the schools dormitory, The parents hoped that with an education and a facility equipped to deal with his disability he would go on to become successful or at the very least happy.