Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Abandoned farm on a lonely mountain trail 孤独な登山道に捨てられた農場 – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

This short video captures one of the more dangerous moments I’ve experienced while exploring abandoned places in Japan. Near the end of the video I unwittingly cross over the rotting … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Fading rural Japanese lifestyle フェージング農村日本の生活 – 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

November 12, 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

Deserted mountain farm hut – Abandoned Japan

I discovered this unlikely shack very high up a deserted canyon where farmers once raised wasabi radishes from hand-placed stone terraces. There was only the faintest remnant of a trail … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black home 日本の森の中に捨てられた黒い家 – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

I first discovered this abandoned home over ten years ago. I first came upon it in a rain storm when I was struck by the very dark, almost black appearance … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spooky old Japan farmhouse being swallowed by the forest 日本で薄気味悪い古いさびれた農家 – Abandoned Japan 日本の廃墟

Here’s what may be our last look at a classic style Japanese farmhouse about to disappear forever into the green. Homes like this simply aren’t built anymore in Japan as … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 1 Comment
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