loyal to the inaka soil.

haven't been across the mountains in over a month. haven't touched the cities nearby (kyoto, kobe, osaka), & it has been beautiful. life quite simple. cheap as well. wandering in this present...

appreciating all aspects of existence, especially the abandoned & the decayed. 1 in 8 houses in japan are in fact abandoned. the plummeting birth rate & intense population decline is truly evident...especially in past context of the economic boom / bubble of the 1980s. empty old schools, lonely grown over love hotels, crumbling factories...this existence is quite beautiful in its own infinite way...the eeriness is unexplainable against the backdrop of sweeping dark green mountains, thick shoji screens of mist, pouring rain...

blessed to fully be here. to realize the wondrous beauty of this dimension of existence...the dimension often deemed unwanted, perceived invisible if at all. 

if you know me, you know back in frisco / cali the art of blunt safaris is in fact my specialty & main area of research. here in japan i have been a lucky duck to have a car & yes, the safaris continue but without the green goddess making a guest appearance. just the sounds of my cd & the vrooms of my baby ride. 

cow boob industrial thangs from an abandoned chicken coop/farm.  

cow boob industrial thangs from an abandoned chicken coop/farm.  

in color

in color

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old hotel

old hotel

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