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beautiful shibuya street skating

this really captures the ferocity of that city, and of skateboarding. beautiful harmony in disharmony. is that wabi sabi? Filter by Gravis from Gravis Footwear on Vimeo.

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mt. takao with the boys

a few weekends ago charlie, eddie, seth, and i climbed mt. takao. the leaves changing color were beautiful, and from the peak of the mountain i caught my first glimpse of mt. fuji in the distance. the mountain itself was … Continue reading

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it’s really common in japan

one of the first things that surprised me about japan was the large number of people riding bikes. from little children, to suited business men, to old grandmas. i often see three human beings stuffed onto one bike — a … Continue reading

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lifelong fulfillment

lately i’m thinking japan doesn’t have any one activity or aspect to it that could sustain a lifetime for me here. there is no mentality, nor activity, nor righteous aspect of the culture that i have encountered so far that … Continue reading

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hometown pride

this beautiful video makes me proud to live in japan. i see these things everyday, but never through these eyes. this video makes me look at mundane aspects of my world differently — the walk to the station, the drunk … Continue reading

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Obon is Over, and I am sad.

I always try to remain positive. That’s me, positive Peter. But it is difficult after such a rad Obon, to be positive about going back to work. Seth and I took an overnight bus down to Osaka where we had … Continue reading

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OBON!

It’s Obon! Which means I have about a week long vacation, along with the rest of Japan. I’m excited to sleep in, skate, and take a trip to Osaka and Kyoto. A Japanese friend I met during training in Okayama, … Continue reading

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