After a three month journey, a six month process to catalogue the journey, and 700 photos later, we have arrived at the final post. What we have learned I watched sumo wrestling, wore a yukata, and overcame my fear of being nude at same-sex public baths. Hiking is my thing– Mt Fuji, Minoh Falls, Nunobiki Falls, Kamakura, and …
In 2016, I travelled to Japan. With my limited Japanese, I stayed there for 2.5 months.
This documents my journey as a gaijin (foreigner).
Start at the beginning (Japan), or view the most recent posts below.
What I like about hiking is the journey, the mere exercise of coordinating your mental and physical capacities. It’s not only about the destination, but the process as well. Alan Watts made an analogy with music to describe life that I find quite fitting. “…in music, one doesn’t make the end of a composition the point of the composition. If
I’ve started my hiking season in Vancouver already. As my friends and I hike up and down Abby Grind (Abbotsford’s equivalent of the Grouse Grind), I recall for them what I’ve observed about hikes/mountains in Japan. Many hikes in Japan have ropeways (cable cars/gondolas) for those who want to forgo the hiking part altogether. For most of us
Part 2 photos of Shikisai-no-Oka. Sunflowers! Sunsetting.