Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Abandoned graveyard in the Japanese countryside 放棄された日本の墓地 – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

Here’s the edge of what appears to be an entire graveyard forgotten and swallowed by the forest. It’s not uncommon to discover solitary graves in the woods near abandoned homes where family members interred their loved ones in the days before modern roads and automobiles. Most Japanese prefer to keep the cremated remains of their ancestors at a family Buddhist temple, though I rather like the idea of a family plot in a patch of nature near the farm.

Abandoned graveyard 放棄された日本の墓地 - Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

Welcome to the Abandoned Japan blog. My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of Japan 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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You can also reach me via email at the following address: softypapa@gmail.com

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The Path of WildnessThe Path of Wildness is easy to find
The course of a stream
Leaves blown in the wind
A beast’s track through the brush
And the direction of our first inclination

The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.

The Path of Wildness Resources

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One comment on “Abandoned graveyard in the Japanese countryside 放棄された日本の墓地 – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

  1. compressor
    July 7, 2013

    Great post.

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