Inspire Japan Stories for Pecha Kucha

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Anecdotes and inspiration from working and hitchhiking in Japan including visiting hot springs, working in an enoki mushroom farm, meeting interesting folks proud of their town and hobbies. Plus exploring Japanese culture in Guam, Palau and Yap.

Developed for Global Pecha Kucha Day in Vancouver for "Inspire Japan" campaign.

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  • 1) How Japan Inspired Me\n\n{collage of ephemera}\n
  • 2) Heading to the far far west Kyoto Train station reading Gary Snyder - not knowing a word but ready for anything - so i thought - dropped off on snowy road to se tup house\n\n\n
  • 3) Mushroom farm - not a usual tour of duty amongst missionaries and teachers - worked so hard and was so lonely checking mail box for letters and searching for peanut butter or precious jars of salsa\n\n{view of mushroom farm}\n
  • 4) Hitchhiking all over from Shikoku to Nagano - living working along the way - explored agriculture to poetry and learned bits of history and culture rare even of Japanese \n\n{shikoku bouken}\n\n
  • 5) Patience - learning language one word at a time while working at enoki farm, learning skills for which i had no physical attributes\n\n{obachan in mushroom farm}\n
  • 7) Tolerance\n\n{with mayor}\n
  • 6) Soaking\n\n{in misasa on sen}\n
  • 8) Specialness - everytown is special for something and the folks want you to know that - a folk song, a special breed of nashi pears, \n\n{with hard boiled egg guy}\n
  • 9) Aesthetics - a deliberate sense of appreciation and refinements with words for which i had no reference - wabi sabi, a wee bit of inperfection, the you no bi - the beauty in utility}\n\n{?}\n
  • 13) grow weed \n{hokkaido plants}\n
  • 10) Ocean people - fish, boats, eating the whole damn fish, squid lights, \n\n{ferry ocean}\n
  • 12) resourcefulness - make anything, pickled this, fermented that, \n{gonda}\n
  • 11) committed - \n{metal planet}\n
  • 14) where it took me \n
  • 15) tour guide in guam\n
  • 16) palau\n
  • 17) haiku book\n
  • 18) cannabis culture\n
  • 19) runner up - beer vending machine\n\n
  • 20) im dave @uncleweed, i love hotsprings and japan\n
  • Inspire Japan Stories for Pecha Kucha

    1. 1. me &Japan
    2. 2. home
    3. 3. far
    4. 4. wander
    5. 5. patienc
    6. 6. tolerance
    7. 7. soak
    8. 8. specialnes s
    9. 9. wab i
    10. 10. taima
    11. 11. ocean
    12. 12. village
    13. 13. committed
    14. 14. next?
    15. 15. guide
    16. 16. further
    17. 17. haiku
    18. 18. culture
    19. 19. biru
    20. 20. I’mDaveO @uncleweed

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