Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Monkey crossing – softypapa

Monkeys are a fairly common sight in the mountains of central Japan where I do my exploring. More often I can hear the sounds of a troop of native Japanese Macaque (aka “Snow Monkeys”) long before I ever see them. If my bear bell isn’t deployed I can even sometimes take a group monkeys by surprise which event is startling for all parties involved. In the video below I startle a monkey resting on a tree limb above the road. I felt pretty bad about that incident as I sure would have been upset had the same thing happened to me.

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.

Real Japan Monsters title screens by MULLY (aka Warmothstrat on YouTube)

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

Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music
Sound Effects by http://audiomicro.com/sound-effects


One comment on “Monkey crossing – softypapa

  1. 60frederick
    November 28, 2012

    Kurt, I really wish I could go hiking with you in the Japanese Alps – Your videos are always full of information; your videos are better than Discovery Channel!
    Thank you very much for sharing your videos with us!

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