Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Return to the lost green tea farm 失われた茶のファームに戻す – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

And here is the original video when I first discovered this abandoned farm.

Sometimes the time is not right for adventure. Other times the moment is pressing yet the opportunity is not present. In both cases a second try might be what’s needed to turn a previously failed endeavor into a success. Here’s one hike which required both a second try as well as a renewal of resolve to overcome both physical barriers as well as some lingering trepidation over uncertain fears which, though knowingly dispelled, had somehow left a lingering sense of doubt which irrationally cautioned I spend the day elsewhere. I’m glad I didn’t listen.

My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of the experience of life with me. I’m available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at dinnerbytheriver@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.

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2 comments on “Return to the lost green tea farm 失われた茶のファームに戻す – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

  1. Ilona
    January 4, 2014

    Hi Kurt,
    Again I find the lost and abandoned tea farm photos compelling and evocative.
    The still photos you have posted are quintessentially artistic and poetic. Your new
    paragraphs are also terrific. Please consider an art show in Japan and the U.S.
    A one-man show would be great and could sell or show prints of the lovely
    photos and prose poetry. Please let me know if you decide to do this.
    One artist to another,

    • softypapa
      January 4, 2014

      Thank you for your very nice comment, Ilona. I truly appreciate your kind words and encouragement. I also hope your new year is off to a great start. 🙂

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