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The eye of the catfish

Two days ago I told you that I see catfish… everywhere! Well, it happend again today. First I saw this video. Oh boy, a naturist from the healthiest place on earth, he would make the perfect male model for the Namazu-e-shirt! Why perfect? Because Bansho Miura comes from Okinawa, too, another „eco anarchist“. And a naturist wearing a t-shirt for a good cause would turn the absolutely worn out concept of nude activism & naked protest upside down. And last but not least, that thing above which looks like Namazu’s eye is in fact… the symbol of Okinawa! Psychosis? No, just another „What are the odds?“.  Now all I have to do is to find the shop he buys water and food, send him a Namazu-e-shirt and ask him for a photo. Which is not that easy at all, even there’s a brief tourist information website in many languages. There are rather detailed maps, but the name tags of smaller islands like Soto Banari are in Japanese only. I’ve found some Lat & Long, but very rough and Google maps sucks with that kind of data. Other tools have never heard of that little island and deny to display empty sea. All I know is the name and that the next point of civilization is one hour by boat away. I’ve asked the tourist information via mail, but I doubt that they have an exact address… the next option is too find Ruairidh Villar who was on location. And if he can help me, I need a person who translates my letter in proper Japanese. Much ado about a photo…

UPDATE: Like I know now (thanks a lot to the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau!), Sotobanari(jima) is about 3 kilometers west from Shirahama on Iriomote. Well, that’s a start, that village is that small that the postman can actually find the store where Nagasaki buys his goods. Or not, because the happy hermit recives once a month money from his brother, more probably at the next post office which is located in Sonai, 3 kilometers north east from Sotobanari. So, what village is the place to send? Still much ado about a photo… btw, Iriomote is not the paradise it seems and used to be, tourism is about to wipe out another hermit which is a mascot already, the Iriomote Cat.


Über twixraider

Raider heißt jetzt Twix… sonst ändert sich nix, ich suche immer noch einen Job als Scherzkeks.

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