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Finding an old post

I was searching for a cafe yesterday on Google and I came across an article for a cafe that I had made about a year and a half ago and had forgotten about. Actually, it was a test page for expanding my blog beyond the scope of these random posts, and an attempt at providing information about this area in English.

I think the idea could work well, the page at least looked nice and there was plenty of useful information, but there were a few changes to make that immediately came to mind.

Firstly, I’d probably want to change the style of writing to be less informative and more of a casual review style. I’d also like to add a lot more of myself into it. Then, I’d probably change the format to be a bit more intuitive, and to provide even more information that can later be indexed and searches more easily.

But then, I’d probably want to go ahead and make a video instead since that’s what people are consuming these days (present company included). So I don’t know, I guess I could start it up again. What’ll it hurt?

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi


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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