Run Glico run! Osaka mood

 

Osaka, August, 2017

Report will follow in one of the next posts~

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A cape in the fog

Foggy bubble

During our visit to Shakotan peninsula, blue sky covered our heads and it was really warm. Yet, when we ventured forward Cape Kamui, we felt a change in atmosphere. It was a foggy and windy bubble which seemed to hang only there.

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Old tale

There is a folklore story concerning a young woman called Charenka. She was in love tim a Japanese warrior Yoshitsune Minamoto. It is said that when he had escaped abroad from the enemy, Charenka followed him to the cape, but soon realized she was left. In despair, she jumped off the cape and the rock at the edge of the cape is believed to be her spirit. It is said that she cursed all women on ships and the ships that had women on board started to sink one after another. During many years women were prohibited from entering the cape.

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Even now there is a warning sign, yet entering or not of course is up to you! This time the gate to Charenka’s path was closed due to strong wind.

It is believed there is a curse regarding Cape Kamui, yet the atmosphere is quite mystic  and even sacred. As nature could only be.

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Changes and wildflowers

Changes are free. Wildflowers are free.

I want changes and wildflowers.

I want all things which are free and relentless.

 

Lately I have been thinking that I need a big change. Not just a change, but a Big change.

It has happened before. Maybe this change is already taking place, yet I don’t really notice it.

How do changes occur?

Are we conscious of changes within ourselves?

No matter how hard we try is there something we cannot ever change about ourselves?

 

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(Photo taken near Furano, Hokkaido, Jp)

The Moonwatch

The Moon is an astronomical object and the Earth’s natural satellite.

The Moon’s atmosphere is considered to be surrounded by vacuum.

The Moon has been or has not been visited by humans.

The most obvious manifestation of the influence of the Moon on our planet are the ocean tides.

During many years, mental diseases and epilepsy were thought to be caused by the Moon, hence the word “lunatic”(derived from Luna, the Moon, in Latin), meaning mentally ill, mad, foolish as well as lunar effect:  real or imaginary influence of the Moon and moonlight on living things on the Earth.

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