Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Old farms in the mountains of Japan

Enjoying a lunchtime stroll through the historic neighborhood near work. I’m admiring 80 and 90 year old homes with bronze plaques commemorating their architects and builders. I’m reminded of the … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

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.

January 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Spooky abandoned orange farm 不気味な捨てられたみかん農園 – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

I don’t often get spooked though this place definitely creeped me out. Perhaps it was because I was alone, deep along an abandoned road an hour from my car yet only 50 minutes from nightfall, and without a flashlight.

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lost tea farm 失われた茶農園 – 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 Twitter, … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Forgotten green tea farm 忘れられた緑茶ファーム – 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 Twitter, … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Forgotten farm valley 忘れられていた日本の農場谷 – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

A once bountiful farm valley in coastal Japan now the sole possession of snow monkeys, wild boar and mountain sheep.

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Abandoned green tea farm 放棄された日本緑茶ファーム – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

I’ve been watching green tea farms become abandoned in Japan for more than a decade. Given enough time the farms will disappear completely into the surrounding natural green. In this … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Abandoned Japan orange farm 放棄された日本のオレンジ農場 – Abandoned Japan

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 … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Return to the mountain top green tea farm 山頂日本緑茶ファームに戻る – Walking in Japan 日本でのウォーキング

Here is the link to the original video “Mountain top green tea farm.” http://youtu.be/fsWp2I0AD-Q Here is a link to the second video “Searching for the lost green tea farm.” http://youtu.be/4ISyeOsFFmIContinue reading

July 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

Abandoned farms – Abandoned Japan 放棄された農場 – 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 … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment