Aiming at the starting point of Mt. Gozaisho, I was walking sluggishly with a branch as a cane. There were trees and streams around. It was a quiet river. I climbed the mountain road at 8:30 a.m. on holiday with dressing in a reserved outfit.
It was about a mile and half the way, but the long mountain road has no clue to the trailhead. However, the gentle October breeze was pouring down. It was a pleasant morning.
p.s. Looking for the trailhead of Mt. Gozaisho, Mie Prefecture on October 3, 2020.
In 2020, I visited Tsumago, a post town that retains the historical remnants of Japan. Nominally, I was there to evoke the oldness of the city and walk along the Nakasendo that connects Edo and Kyoto with the feeling of an old traveler.
In the Meiji era, new railways and roads were built, and Tsumagojuku, which lost its function as a post town, continued to decline. Eventually, in the ’40s of the Showa era, the village was preserved and the landscape was restored, and the cityscape of Tsumagojuku was reviewed.
To protect the townscape, the people of Tsumago created a resident charter centered on “do not sell, lent, or break” houses and lands, and while living here, the precious property of the townscape of the Edo period they are passing it on to posterity.
Kiso-Komagatake is a mountain located in the south part of Nagano Prefecture, and it is the mountain of the Central Alps. The altitude is 2,956 meters.
There are the peaks of Nakadake (2,925 m), Houkendake (2,931 m), Ina-maedake (2,883 meters), and Kiso-maedake (2,826 m) around the main peak. I succeeded in climbing the summit of Mt. Nakadake (2,925m).
I am neither a mountaineer nor a mountain photographer. I’m a traveler who is open-minded and free from the flow of things.
In other words, I come across what I am looking for in my life, something more interesting than planned, and I move forward.
In my case, it’s the opposite, and I feel like I started life after I did art. In general, the path from life to do art would be the norm.
Many people have lived abundant lives in the world. Also, one out of a hundred beliefs who lived that abundant life would have a desire to record their own life.
However, recording themselves is talented, skilled like any sport or skill, has a long training process. It is hard to enjoy your life if you practice it. Also, it is not possible to train record talent during the adventure. So, it’s usually late when people want to record their life and leave it as an exciting story in the world for posterity.
We do not start happy with life from the beginning. The ones who are content are very exceptional. This phenomenon would be the same for any successful social revolution.
Art begins there.
music [Yasuharu Nagura – “Sierra” (from “Portrait in A.I.”)]