I started working at KONANSO Villa the other day, which is a secluded mountain cottage near the peak of Mt. Kongosan(1,125m above sea level).

It's nice to run along the snowy forestry road everyday. I run along the trail about 3km(2miles) one way to the villa from the nearest bus stop.

I guess I'll work until mid-June and will get ready for the next trek PEACE RUN 2017 Running In Europe Part2.




Had my hair cut short and shaved my beard and moustache.

Felt as if I had been born again...

Have you ever heard about hair donation?


I will donate my hair to JHDAC(Japan Hair Donation & Charity).


New Kids In Town

December 2016 I moved here in Tondabayashi City, Osaka.

The City of Tondabayashi extended a warm welcome to us, me and my companies as soon as we started to live here.

We were introduced on their facebook page.

We are new kids in town and we'll be famous soon here.


Appeared On TV again

I appeared on TV on NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization o Friday 13th.

It was a news program called “OHAYO NIPPON(Good Morning, Japan)” and it introduced some special footwear available in Japan.

I was featured as one of the serious One-Tooth Geta(OTG) users.

Wearing 15-centimeter-OTG, I started walking and strolled around Tondabayashi including Jinaimachi, which is one of the national historic preservation districts and heritage sites of Japan.

>> http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~heritage/english.html

Former residence of the Tanaka Family(Built in 1892) was seen for a few seconds.

Also I tried jump roping with OTG on. It may be impressive for athletes. I’m sure many runners want to try on OTG.

This OTG is called “SCAPPA” which is as light as 250g, developed especially as a training tool for athletes or runners.

*One-Tooth Geta Club


Dear My Daughter

Coming of Age Day (Seijin no Hi) is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old=hatachi) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults. Festivities include coming of age ceremonies (seijin-shiki) held at local and prefectural offices, as well as after-parties among family and friends.

…from “Coming of Age Day”(Wikipedia)

My daughter turned 20 years in June last year and yesterday she attended coming of age ceremonies in Nagoya where she was born.

I divorced when she was 6 and hadn’t seen her for a long, long time and last summer we met for the first time in 13 years.

Then I felt as if she had come back from the future in time machine.

I had been away from her for a while but I’m glad she still remembers the time we spent together in Nagoya.

I may not be a good father but she’s the one I’m proud of the most.

I hope she can go her own way to make her dreams come true.

And I’m sure she is my daughter and she can do anything she wants. All she got to do is trust her instinct whatever she may do.

Someday she’ll become a mother and I do want her to tell her kids about their grandfather.

Come and see me, my daughter.

Let’s have a toast sometimes. Bring your steady too.

I want to be your dad who is proud of you who are proud of a father like me.



Thanks Friends for sending new messages to me.
May PEACE always be with you all!