In Medieval Japan it was believed that the world was so full of dangers that it was safest to stay at home. On every sixtieth day, the Day of the Monkey, this danger was especially present. In 1104, on one Day of the Monkey, what did Emperor Shirakawa do to avoid danger?

Answer: He spent the night in his carriage at one of the gates of his city, returning to his palace only at daybreak.

Source: Forty Centuries – From the Pharoahs to Alfred the Great by S G F Brandon and Freidrich Heer

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