TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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I did something wrong today

I did something wrong today, which proves how much faith Japanese people put in each other, as well as their passive aggressive nature.

I was searching for a car park for the longest time, not realizing there was a festival on until I had got into town. So, naturally, I park the car in the convenience store car park.

I shouldn’t have done that, I probably could have parked in another place just a little further away, but the other place right next to where I had to be was full, so I saw no choice.

Anyway, three hours later I get back to my car and it’s the funniest thing. There’s a cone touching the driver’s door, and two cones touching the front bumper. That’s it. That’s about all they can do I guess.

I shouldn’t have parked there. But this ‘punishment’ frankly, was a bit ridiculous. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t have much authority, and you want to use the authority that you do have. Was quite funny to be honest, but I don’t think I’ll do it again.

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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