A decade ago the prolific Tokyo Governor, Shintaro Ishihara dove into the abyss off the coast of the Yaeyama Island chains to proclaim Japan's territoriality. A moment I was particularly proud of this moment. It showed the world Japanese men had balls / kindama! I too am a nationalist and did the same.
These aren't worth protecting? The beautiful corals that provide sanctuary for millions of fish and sea creatures...
We rented a boat and rode out to this spot to enjoy the deep of the sea. I dove 5 times during this last trip and was blessed with beauty every single time. This is a free diving paradise!
I have to always show my respects to the ancestors of the Japanese at the shrine. There is a presence here, a deeply profound one. I can sense the souls that toiled in the fields and in the sands for food and beauty, like a timeless struggle.
And the food, how can I forget about that! Fresh chilled goya salad with homemade pineapple dressing and pork fried eggs.
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