Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Abandoned farmhouse in the rain – softypapa

Walking in Japan softypapa torii imageThis is perhaps the most remote and interesting abandoned farmhouse I have yet found. I had passed the area for years without realizing the house was hidden high up a rugged canyon. The family who lived here farmed green tea and wasabi and the remains of their agriculture are now found here and there in feral clumps of green. I’ve visited the farm twice and already I can see how the buildings are farm infrastructure are falling further towards a ruin which must one day reclaim the farm entirely.  This video consists of roughly one minute of simple footage of the house in the rain followed by several minutes of commentary explaining the circumstance of this video’s making.

Welcome to the softypapa channel. My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have chosen to walk awhile with me. I’m available on Facebook and Google+ if you have questions or just want to chat and say hi. I can also be found at the JVLOG forum with other Japan-related content creators. All links are listed below. I look forward to meeting you on-line. Have a great day!

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“Japanese Falls” image included in this video is by the artist Lane Brown. See more of Mr. Brown’s work at the following URL:

Channel Theme Music “Song For Kurt” used with permission by Nowherians. Discover more about the artist and their music at the URL below. Be sure to check out their “Rome Pays Off” recordings.

Channel homepage image “Leaf” by photographer Moyan Brenn.
See more of Mr. Brenn’s photos on Flickr at the link below.



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