The Mo’s escape from Japan #01

There is a picture book, which is about 3 men going to a city far away. One taking an airplane, another driving, and the other riding a bicycle.

It is obvious that it has huge differences for their arrival times, but it is about how they feel about the city in different ways.

They saw everything differently in its scenery, people, and cultures there.

One who took an airplane went back home immediately since he didn’t like anything there. Another who drove started a religious organization, and the other who rode a bicycle started living there as a philosopher.

Mo rode a bicycle for 9,500km long from Berlin to Japan twice and I wonder how he sees Japan where we live. At this time, I take out some posts from Instagram about Japan, such as Tokyo Olympics and Great East Japan Earthquake.

To move to Japan was somehow actually related to the Olympic Games, but everything went a complete different way, but there’s most likely a reason for it… Went to the #OlympicRoadRace last weekend, it was definitely somehow exciting, they told us not to stay and watch the race, but I guess they kinda had to say it at least. Japan has definitely way too many rules, but there’s always a way to get around them 😂

Will be going to Izu this weekend and see if there will be some #trackbike feels, as the Olympic Track Events will start soon… After all its Shizuoka Prefecture and rules are a bit different. You can definitely feel that something is going on in and around Tōkyō now, the city is very busy, some roads are closed and every other day I see some countries Team car 🚌 packed with athletes looking at me sort of confused. It must be weird to be competing in this bubble!? Shots with #35mm 🎞 and #disposable 📸 Tōkyō and Kanagawa Prefecture July 2021 🇯🇵

On Friday 11 March 2011 at 14:46 JST the Tōhoku earthquake and #tsunami with a magnitude of 9.0-9.1 occurred off the coast of Japan, the Tsunami caused nuclear accidents, primarily at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant ☢️ It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan and the fourth most powerful #earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began. The event has different names in Japan, but is often referred as the Great East Japan Earthquake #東日本大震災 also known as the 3.11 earthquake #311 #東北地方太平洋沖地震 among many other names 🌊 waves reached heights up to 40 m and killed 15,899 🙏 The pictures were taken exactly one year after the tragic event when I visited the #Miyagi Prefecture to see for myself, I wasn’t allowed to help, therefore I took pictures to spread the word and somehow support the people trying to continue their life, as they not only lost friends and family, but also part of their history, their own house (that wasn’t maybe even payed off yet) favorite tree 🌲 the ramen spot they used to go or you name it, the wave took not only lifes into the ocean… 

What’s weird to me and always will be, but I guess it’s part of the Japanese culture, that there is not much talk about it and also not really a change towards the idea of nuclear plants. The corona virus 🦠 most likely will go away one day, but it will take millions of years until we’re safe from the radiation that occurred that day. All shots are #35mm 🎞 Japan 🇯🇵👊

After this, he got out of Japan and headed himself to Southeast Asia. Never ending COVID threat, the problem of Russia and Ukraine, a global inflation… I am thinking to write about Mo’s Hobo life more, who keeps riding globally, next time again.

#00 <<< >>> #02