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Notes on Living Outside Cultural Norms. Reset the mind.

by James Gibson

Tateyama-machi — The modern man thinks that everything ought to be done for the sake of something else, and never for its own sake.1 Reset the mind - Reset ones priorities. It takes much time, effort and patience to get to where we are now. A day driving, a night camping, a one hour ticket queue, a sardine-packed cablecar, a one hour bus ride, and a squeeze through crowds of tourists just to reach the starti...

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Notes on Living Outside Cultural Norms. Hairy legs are not enough.

by James Gibson

Ikeda — When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.1 Hairy legs are not enough to keep persistent mosqu...

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Notes on Living Outside Cultural Norms. 3 Generations, 1 Calling.

by James Gibson

Tateyama — But howre you to teach something that isnt premeditated?1 Each spring We take The Trip.We: my student, his father and myself (plus a growing number of regulars).The Trip: Tateyama, marking the en...

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Notes on Living Outside Cultural Norms. Markers.

by James Gibson

Ikeda — You have to die a few times before you can really live.1 I struggle with Junes, I realise that now. One year ago I was lost in the routine of work-life, days felt the same, meetings covered the s...

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