〔How to Go to Another World by Using Closet〕*1
What to Prepare:
- A piece of paper with your name on it
- Two cups: one filled with water to the 7th of its capacity, and the other empty
- A cardboard box large enough for one person to sit in and still have a bit of extra space
- The material of the paper can be anything, but its size should be small enough to fit inside the cup.
- Use a brush pen*2 when you write your name.
- The cups should be the ones you always use; prepare two cups of the same kind. It's best if they are made of glass.
After you've finished all the preparation, get inside the closet and pull the cardboard box over your body.
Make sure the closet doors are shut tight so no light can penetrate inside.
Below is what you should do while inside the cardboard box:
- Put the paper with your name on it in the water-filled cup.
- Close your eyes, and count up to the number that is the square of your age, in time with your heartbeat (e.g. If you're twelve count 144, if twenty-two count 484 and so on.).
- When finished counting, open your eyes, and transfer the water and the soaked paper to the other cup.
Now step out of the closet - and you will know.
Take an extra care NOT to crack or lose those two cups.
*1 Closet - In Japan, we have two names for closet: one is kurozetto (クローゼット) which is a transliterated form of the English word closet, and the other oshi ire (押入れ). The former conjures up a more modern western-style closet, while the latter refers to a type of built-in closet in a traditional Japanese home. The original text uses oshi ire, not kurozetto.
Pictured right: a typical example of oshi ire.
*2 Brush pen - called fudepen in Japanese (Wikipedia). They're talking about these kind of stuff.