Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Japan Wasabi terrace waterfall – Walking in Japan

Wasabi horseradish is used in Japan with sushi and sashimi as well as with other meals such as cold soba noodles. Wasabi is derived from the root of the wasabi … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Japanese wasabi terrace valley 日本のわさびテラス谷 – Walking in Japan 日本でのウォーキング

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 … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Abandoned wasabi farm – 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

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lost trail hike – softypapa adventures

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 … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Japan wasabi farmer’s hut – softypapa

Each year more homes, farms and communities are abandoned in the mountains where I explore, as the centuries old Japanese farming lifestyle is nearing it’s end. This small building featured … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Valley of lost wasabi farms – softypapa

For today’s adventure I’ll try to locate and traverse an abandoned feudal-era mountain trail. I learned about the trail’s existence from an old farmer when I asked him how people … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Japanese wasabi growing in a mountain stream – softypapa

I found this nice wasabi plant today growing wild in a high mountain stream. I replanted it in the stream after taking this photo. I did also take a small … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Lost wasabi farm – Abandoned Japan

Wasabi horseradish is used in Japan with sushi and sashimi as well as with other meals such as cold soba noodles. Wasabi is derived from the root of the wasabi … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 1 Comment
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