Say Goodbye to Iga

Time to say goodbye to Iga City, Mie where I spent 12 years living a country life.

Soon I start to live in Tondabayashi City, Osaka.

Final run at my home course near Hido Station.

Surrounded by hills, rivers and rice fields, it's so calm and comfortable. I see few cars and people around me.

All I can hear is the song of the birds and the wind.

Whatever I see is unforgettable scenery, it's hard to say goodbye.

I'm sure I'll be back someday.


We're Moving

Found a place to live in Tondabayashi, Osaka.

It's in  the south of Osaka City about 25km from Temmabashi.

About 50-year-old Japanese-style house looks so great we were surprised to see it.

The land is as large as 1000 square meters.

There are 15 rooms including dining kitchen and living room.

But it's too old to start to live now.  The roof leaks partly and some windows are broken.

We need to renovate here, there and everywhere of the house.

 back view of the house

Drawing room

View from Japanese room with tatami mats

Front view of the house, the entrance had been hidden by the grasses before we cut

I still have my room in an apartment house in Iga, Mie.

Before I leave Japan for Europe, I have to move out of Mie carrying everything I have in Mie.

That's why my PEACE RUN 2016 Running Around Europe starts in late July.

I haven't decided exact date of the departure.


Mom & Dad

Visited Mom & Dad with my wife Piapi just before I leave Japan for Europe.

They're both 85 years old this year, still fine.

They walk, talk and eat a lot, which must be the secret of longevity.


Progear Eyeguard

One of the official sponsors of PEACE RUN, Progear Vision offers eyewear Progear Eyeguard.

Ideal eyewear should be made much of functionality as well as fashionableness.

There are many scenes when we enjoy sports.

For example, we got to be careful about protecting our eyes against the impact from the ball when we do ball games.

When we are outdoors, we have to protect our eyes against strong ultra violet rays.

I have used Progear Eyeguard since 2013 when I ran PEACE RUN 2013 Running Across Australia.

Light weight...I almost forget wearing...and I like the feeling of excellent fitting too.

Sophisticated design is also the reason I chose Progear Eyeguard.

A plenty of color variation, you can choose your favorite.

I run and wear Progear Eyeguard in PEACE RUN 2016 Running Around Europe too.

Progear Vision  

Progear Eyeguard  


Adventure Day

June 1 is my personal anniversary "Adventure Day" when I set out on a epic journey biking across USA(1991) and biking across the Arctic Circle & Canada(1994).

In 1994 after the 2nd trek, I was biking in New Zealand and across Australia,  where I traveled across the two countries on foot in 2013 and 2014 again.

I was young enough to spend whole my power and energy on those two adventure treks.

But 20 years after the first trek, I ran across the same continent again.

PEACE RUN 2011 Running Across America

* PEACE RUN 2013 Running Across Australia

* PEACE RUN 2014 Running Across New Zealand

You know I still keep on running and traveling around the world in that way.

* PEACE RUN Running Around The World

Hope I'll be on the road traveling day after day until the final day of my life.

*See the history of my adventure