A life of courage, joy and independence.
A viewer on YouTube (icanfiksthat) was able to read and translate some of the writing on the sign. Here is his description of what it says:
“So 大門薬師堂 appears to be a place, and this ring is called “The lifting stone in front of 大門薬師堂”. The message says: “It is said that before the war (I’m assuming WWII), many young men would gather on days like festivals and agricultural holidays to engage in trials of strength”, and it is issued by the Yui 東山寺 (I guess Higashiyama-dera? Not sure, temple names are hard to read T_T) Temple Neighborhood Council!
Nice find, I really like the makeshift quality it, especially the tires!”
This village is indeed located very near the town of Yui on the coast of Suruga bay near Shizuoka city.
Welcome to the softypapa blog. 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!
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.
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