TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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Covid-19 exposing Japan’s weaknesses (aka areas I can’t get used to)

Covid-19 is exposing Japan’s weaknesses, or in other words, areas of Japan that don’t exist in NZ for good reason. I came into work (University) for the first time in a while today for something special and of course I checked my mailbox.

The problem? Japan has a system called Kairanban in which important news is passed around on a clipboard, and you stamp it with your stamp before putting it in the mailbox of someone who hasn’t stamped it yet.

I had two such Kairanban both from a month ago. I obviously should have come in more, but my classes don’t require me to do so at the moment, so I didn’t.

My hope is that Covid-19 highlights these inefficiencies, which it seems to be doing in some areas, so that Japan can enter the modern world. That’s the problem when you’re afraid of change!

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


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Tim.

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