Why I Did a Ski Season in Japan

Beautiful sunsets over beautiful mountains in Hakuba Valley, Nagano, Japan

I came to Japan to explore two lifelong obsessions: one nurtured as a child, spending countless hours playing ‘the Nintendo’, I developed a fascination with the land that had produced Super Mario and Street Fighter, Donkey Kong and Pokemon. Since then, this early programming has revealed itself in a wonder in all the facets of the traditional culture that had inspired them and their worlds. The other I developed as an adult, as I…

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