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Kiwi Yamabushi on Mt. Haguro

Trials and tribulations on YouTube

Last year in May, I set about climbing Mt. Haguro from the lesser-known Haguro Kodo side in Shonai Town. It was a really unique way to experience one of the most sacred mountains there is, and I spent more than a few hours putting together a 20 minute video of the experience. However, while we …

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close up photography of cherry blossom tree

Why does Japan love Sakura Cherry Blossoms?

If you’ve ever been in Japan during the spring, you would know that everyone is simply obsessed with the Sakura Cherry Blossoms.  I mean, have you seen Starbucks?  From Sakura-themed drinks like the Blooming Sakura Milk Tea and Sakura Strawberry Frappuccino, to the sakura donuts and sakura cakes and even sakura mints! Starbucks is really …

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