When going for a journey that takes a year you think about all you might need to have during following time. When you know that you have to bring it on your back you need to minimize the stuff as much as possible. Here is my example of a light and necessary stuff for a long travel.
In Fujino transition town like in many other villages young people tend to go to big cities for job, a broader variety of choices, new adventures, activities, people relationships, knowledge and experience, etc.
Less and less young people living in the town caused the absence of need in maintaining an existing elementary school operation. There are just not enough pupils anymore. And even for existing ones parents prefer them to study in Tokyo.
But since Fujino becomes popular among artists and mid-age generation, people are coming here. They quickly identified a need to have a place to meet and develop their artistic activity. Abandoned elementary school seemed to fit their needs. Continue reading “Transform outdated activities to develop local community”
This article is for the people who are looking a better education for their children to make them creative and diversified from academic, physical, emotional and spiritual points of view.
Staying in Tokyo I discovered a Japanese tradition of taking a public bath called “onsen” (means hot spring in Japanese).
I see this tradition as the basis or enhancement of well known characteristics of Japanese society such as respect and politeness, as well as an invitation to a better quality of life, social sharing and equality. Let me explain you what it consists of.
After understanding why to take a gap year and making the decision to act, it’s time to have a basic preparation.
In my philosophy, influenced by Simon Sinek, it’s important to start from why, then define a macro planning, and act, respecting the initial why in every action.
Lately I have seen many people taking a gap year. Now I decided to have mine. But why so many people are doing it? I will tell you my story.
In one phrase my reason to take a break was an internal call to “reconnect to myself”.