Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Driving through a nearly abandoned village – softypapa

This video came about at the end of a long day of hiking in an area I call “the deep mountains.” It’s my favorite area to explore largely due to the near utter absence of any human activity in the regions beyond the last village. The very first time I (accidentally) discovered this valley my interest was piqued when I asked an elderly farmer at the edge of the last village (I didn’t know at the time that it was the last village) what I would found in the mountains beyond. He looked me in the eye and said calmly “nothing.” I knew then that I had found the area where I would enjoy many adventures. The village in this video is the second-to-last village before the start of “nothing.” I once knew all of the residents here though now nearly all of the people are gone save a few very old women and one ancient man who has always been kind to me though he has never once opened his mouth to utter a single word.

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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