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Running 34 Miles Around Tokyo for Faces and Anarchy

Happy Culture Day from Japan! As my run for this year’s EchigoUltra/Autumn Anarchy Run, I plotted an ultramarathon-length course around Tokyo, and asked people along the way: “What’s the most important thing in life?” I hope you enjoy the vid, and please let me know your answer to that question in the comments. The mask cult isn’t stopping, but there’s still life to be had, and our great fucking world to defend and take back! It’s a wonderful place!

For this video, I only interviewed folks not wearing the silly slave muzzles for clowns. The first two girls put them on when I got out the camera, but they came around at the end.

Also, I think the French guy I interviewed with his girl might be related to me!

For a few more reflections and pics, check out my blog post about the run on read.cash.

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Early Morning Run: Takasaki Kannon

After two days of basically not sleeping, I finally zonked out and dreamed. When I woke up around 3am, happily re-enlivened, I decided I had better not waste this chance to see the Kannon (Buddhist goddess of mercy and protection) that I always see from the bullet train when passing through Takasaki, heading from Niigata to Tokyo and vice-versa. She stands on top of a ridge of small mountains at the edge of the city, and my hotel was just a couple miles away. I put on my running clothes, pulled on my shoes, and hit the brisk October streets of Takasaki City before the sun came up. Please enjoy these photos from my excursion.

On the way out. Nice little manga-reading and relaxation lounge on our floor.
Let’s do this shit.
The autumn anarchy air was fresh and bracing just before sunrise.
Path out to the Kannon. Crossing the beautiful and uniquely named “Crow River” ( 烏川 )
Worked up a good sweat heading up the hill, into the trees and temple grounds.
A solid and invigorating journey.
Note the small windows in the Kannon’s shoulders. We’ll go there next.
View of the city from inside the Kannon (taken when I came back with my family after my run).
Back at the station post-run, ready to rest and grab some breakfast.

Thanks for stopping by. If you ever get the chance to visit Takasaki, I recommend it, if only for the sake of seeing this awesome Kannon in the hills, and the beautiful surrounding area and long, small-shop adorned path leading up to her.

Of course, the mask/covi-cult/heart-attack needle insanity is fucking everything up right now, so who knows. Maybe such chances are highly unlikely. I was grateful at least for the opportunity, and the unmasked runners, dogs, and temple cats. I had a great run, we had a great time, and that’s all that really matters to me right now. “New normal” will be defeated in the end by the age-old, newborn spirit of the rebels who love life. Everyone else can accept that, or get shipwrecked against the reality of freedom.

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Running Through Autumn in Tokyo (Course Idea)

Well, I realized Culture Day here in Japan — the date of the Autumn Anarchy Run mentioned in a previous post — falls on a Thursday this year, and as such I will not be able to run in my usual, Echigo mountain locations in Niigata.

But that’s okay. Because in spite of all the masked zombies and cult baloney still ruining much of the societal warmth that was present in the daily life of old, Tokyo is still beautiful and fantastic, and there are some things I’ve wanted to see and do there and have not yet done in my 12 years here in Jay-pan.

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Namely: run a solo ultramarathon in Tokyo and visit some nice autumn foliage sites in the city (though I may be early for the super rich colors, as it’s warmer there than in Niigata — Ah, well). AND. The real thing that sold it all to me: I just realized you can run across Rainbow Bridge! How fucking cool is that? 

So what I think I’m gonna do for my Autumn Anarchy Run is plot a course of ultramarathon distance in Tokyo, and run it there.

Here’s what I got in mind: From Sensō-ji Temple, through Ueno Park and down to the Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Avenue (famous avenue of trees), across the Shibuya Scramble, down to Rainbow Bridge, over the bridge, across Odaiba, out to the mouth of the Arakawa River, up the river path, across the bridge, and back to Ueno Park. Should be over 32 miles/around 50K. 

Let me know what you think of the course, and what courses you have planned for this fall’s running adventures!

Peace.

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Thumbnail/featured image credit: https://cometojapankuru.blogspot.com/2017/11/unknown-pleasures-tokyo-autumn-leaves.html

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Running Through Nanatani Valley — Old Trains, Hills, and Serenity

Just did a little over a half marathon through the hills close to where I live. Have been struggling with sleeping, started the “SoberOctober” challenge, and figured I better get my ass out of bed and bust it, or a regular sleep pattern may never come. In other words, there is no more option for a whisky highball to help calm the nerves before bed this month. Not that alcohol helps the quality of sleep. It almost always makes it worse.

Finally hitting the downhill, heading into Gosen City.

So, after a short 3.5-hour half-dream haze of semi-sleep, I got up, got ready, and set out. It felt fucking bad. Legs tired, whole body fatigued, and mind weak. But, somehow I just kept going. Once I entered the little mountain range I had to cross, I ran out of water. Climbing and climbing, I thought: “I’m maybe gonna turn around.” I had hit the 5-mile mark (not a bad run), had some weird gas issue in my chest that got me paranoid about my heart, and was sweating a lot, as it was pretty hot outside. Saw a little mountain restaurant coming up and said to myself: If they have a vending machine, you are gonna get to the goal. If they don’t, let’s call it a day.

Well, lo and behold, there were two vending machines there. I got some water and continued powering up the hill. It’s not like the other road I know further up the range. This one isn’t just a short blast of two big hills and down. It’s a looooong, more gradual, but still tough, incline before the descent. It was painful. I stopped now and then. Caught my breath, and kept chug-a-lugging along up the mountain.

Finally across the range, after what seemed like an endless incline, and an interminable journey down, I popped out in the small town on the other side of the mountains, grabbed an energy drink from another vending machine by a pet store where the dogs were all losing their shit when they saw me, and turned off into where the valley begins, to head toward the spot I wanted to visit, tucked away in the middle. A garden park with a big, rolling hill where kids and beginners ski and sled in the winter. There are also old, decommissioned trains there, and a neat Bavarian-looking-lodge-type building, so I thought I’d check it out.

Walked on and off for a while after mile ten. Struggling. Sleep deprivation makes running twice as hard. Collected some chestnuts from the roadside on the way, and when I was under a mile out, started running again solid with no stops. Put on the Offspring’s “Smash” for some last-push adrenaline fuel, and made it. A satisfying feeling of accomplishment. I was able to chill out on the grass at the park, check out a really neat train that began running in 1924, and look out across the hills from the top of the ski park.

View from the top of the hill.
This train began running in 1924, and didn’t stop until 2001.

After that, I’d walk another six miles back into a nearby town for the train. It was a peaceful, scenic walk through Nanatani Valley in Niigata. I hope you enjoy the pics. 20 miles on foot in a day, and I still had a bit of a battle falling asleep, but the point is: I did sleep! And am very grateful! Went back to the same park with my family today by car and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Post-run Coca-Cola with snapping turtle buddy (gift from my son) I brought along for the ride.
Some very beautiful sights on the walk home.
Greeted by Yebisu at the finish of a 20-mile journey.

Thanks for reading. Wishing you a beautiful autumn season.

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The Echigo Ultra (60 miles through Niigata)

The Echigo Ultra is an ultramarathon I created in the wake of another trail race in Niigata being canceled unnecessarily and unexpectedly due to fear.

This DIY race presented a great opportunity for me to showcase some of the beauty of Niigata (the region formerly known as “Echigo”) in the fall, and challenge myself to run farther than I ever had before. It was also a chance to ask a central question to those I met on the way: “What’s the most important thing in life?”

While the concept, distance, and outcome of this race went through some large and (sometimes unplanned) evolutions and changes, in the end it was a wonderful experience. Running technique-wise. Introspection-wise. Building-up-more-mental-and-physical-endurance-than-you-had-before…wise.

Lots of planning, support from those closest to me, and many little serendipitous things — and difficult challenges — made the first ever Echigo Ultra a 61-miler like no other.

I hope you enjoy the video!

(full version on YT)

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Pirate Summer running Video

DIRECT ACTION: HOW TO HAVE YOUR OWN PIRATE SUMMER DURING COVID-19

How to find treasure in the time of the crown virus and mass hysteria/fear.

Topics: No mask, agorism, Japan, direct action, mass hysteria, data, PCR testing, false positives, coronavirus size, Fauci, Surgeon General, Los Angeles, fireworks, disobedience, running, open businesses, disobedience, cash jobs, eatBCH, charity, gardening, anarchy, self-defense, voluntaryism, Bill Gates, vaccines, social pressure, depression, suicide, economics, bitcoin cash, meetups, child abuse, cannabis, gray/black market, peace, property, self-ownership

DISCLAIMER: Peaceful agorism can and has been routinely met with severe violence, kidnapping, and even murder at the hands of state agents and officials. It’s up to individuals and individuals alone to choose how they wish to live and the amount of freedom to embody, or slavery they will tolerate. This video is an artistic expression meant to empower the viewer and provoke thought and voluntary, non-violent action.

Watch on BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/0E31zvrGh8uW/

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COLLAPSITARIAN RUNNER’S BLOG, VOL. IV: MOVING FORWARD WITH LIFE IN SPITE OF THE COVIDIOCY

Mandatory masks. Mandatory vax. Destroyed societies, communities, families and human intimacy. Welcome to hell. Now how do we move forward and keep living, no matter what?

VIDEO: https://www.bitchute.com/video/YpUhqEn0QDwd/

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Previous entries:

Vol. III: https://voluntaryjapan.com/2020/05/20/collapsitarian-runners-blog-vol-iii-com-truise-cutting-booze-and-a-foiled-ultramarathon/

Vol. II: https://voluntaryjapan.com/2020/05/13/collapsitarian-runners-blog-vol-ii-nothing-to-do-but-run/

Vol. I: https://voluntaryjapan.com/2020/05/09/wtf-is-collapsitarian-running/

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Info on upcoming charity run: https://voluntaryjapan.com/2020/06/22/running4peace-on-the-sasagawa-nagarun-help-feed-folks-in-vz-and-south-sudan-w-bitcoin-cash/

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Pirate Summer running Video

#Running4Peace on the Sasagawa-NagaRun! Help Feed Folks in VZ and South Sudan w/ Bitcoin Cash!

After the mega popularity, massive participation and success of April’s Sakura Cash Run, which consisted of two runners drinking in the cherry blossom scenery, running 14 miles, and raising $110 for EatBCH, a grassroots charity that feeds people in need, the Voluntary Japan hooligans are at it again with another #run4peace, seeking to draw attention to the beauty of Japan, the speed and ease of crypto, and the needs it can help meet in the world.

All joking about the scale of these events aside, myself and a friend or two are going to be running again, this time a little over 26 miles (~43km) down the Sea of Japan coast, along a beautiful stretch of rocky green shoreline called the Sasagawa-nagare. The event’s name, making a bit of a pun on this, will be the Sasagawa-NagaRun. It’s gonna be a hot one, and long, but it will also be great to complete the journey, bring some extra attention to EatBCH, and take in the stunning beauty and lush scenery of Japan once more, now in summertime.

If you wish to help us support EatBCH, you can always donate directly to them! (this is why crypto is awesome) or you can go through our event, as we have a special wallet designated for pooling funds for them (this is helpful for folks who wish to support via PayPal and don’t know how to convert fiat to BCH). Either way is fine We just need something to do to keep our minds off of the lunacy currently going around, and on something positive! Please see the video for complete info.

If you want to donate via BCH you can do so here, directly to eatBCH, or via our Sasagawa-Nagarun BCH wallet where we’ll be pooling pledges:

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For Paypal donation info, please email voluntaryjapan@protonmail.com. All BCH and PayPal donations will be sent the day of, or the day after the run is completed, with blockchain confirmation of the transaction and list of amounts shared here on VoluntaryJapan.com to keep everything transparent! If you have any questions please direct them to the email above or the comments section of this post!

Cheers!

 

 

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The Power of Getting Pissed for Your Own Happiness (and the spiritual path to principle)

Sometimes there’s nothing to do but just lose your shit and keep pushing.

Talking about chronic pain, insomnia, depression, suicidal ideations, nature, running, and voluntaryist principle as it relates to logic, nature, and truth. The power of just accepting things as they are, getting pissed at feeling miserable, and moving forward anyway, with a good solid, ‘fuck this’. Not by way of contrived ambition, or motivation, so-called, but by getting mad at the wall against your back through inspired anger, tired of being passive and a victim. No matter how big or small the problem may appear to be.

I stopped in the middle of the Tokida Shinbashi Bridge in Ueda City, Nagano, to share my own thoughts on a personal episode of frustration and pissed off deliverance.

I hope you’ll enjoy the video here.

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Tokyo Zombies in a Pirate Summer – Depression, Anarchy, and the Great Outdoors

A City on Zombie Alert

Visited Tokyo last week for the first time in three months for some business, and to attend the weekly Bitcoin Cash meetup there.

Rolling in on the shinkansen, I could see things had changed since March. Nearly everyone was now masked. I mean almost 100 percent of the denizens of that great city. The city was under a new ‘Tokyo Alert’ (an official phrase used for the first time in history) whose exact meaning and implications people in Tokyo didn’t know anything about. What they did know was that Rainbow Bridge and the government building in Shinjuku were lit up in red. That’s scary, so something must not be going well!

The official justification for the lighting theatrics was a slight rise in Covid-19 new cases. While I was there the towers were red one night and blue the next, as the cases had ostensibly fallen. The psychological effect this had was noticeable even for me. And I don’t believe all their bullshit. Emotions are powerful. My friend who’s into coding put it best:

Set_mood = fear

It was amazing to see the decay of the social and economic situation in that massive, sprawling metropolis. At the very center of the city, one of the most popular meeting places in summertime — an outdoor sunken terrace surrounded by restaurants — was basically dead. I shared the Yebisu restaurant with one other customer at 7:30 pm on a Thursday night. There’s no way this situation is even close to sustainable.

Yet, everyone is wearing their masks, being good little citizens. Not really complaining or making a fuss. Compulsively sanitizing hands entering and leaving stores while simultaneously fiddling with their faces to adjust their masks, smoking, talking loudly and spitting on each other at restaurants, etc.

The summer heat in Tokyo is like no other. Stifling, humid, stultifyingly hot as the sun is sucked into all that pavement, radiated full force back into people’s faces in the sauna-like, windless concrete jungle, ad absorbed into every miserable, sweaty body. Still, masks. Even fuckers exercising. Jesus. I tried to explain to some students of mine that they likely don’t even help, and that their ‘experts’ have said as much, but it was no use. One lady just looked at me like I was some kind of freak and said: ‘But why didn’t you wear a mask?’

Depression

Witnessing this economic and human socio-spiritual decay has really taken a toll on me through this lunacy, and in waves. I came back from Tokyo addicted to Minecraft (tried it for the first time before leaving, with my son) and with about zero desire to try to accomplish anything anymore, because what is the point? If the world is this retarded, why should I try?

This kind of thinking and funk hits me sometimes. Just gotta go with it a bit, not fully buying into it, but also rolling with it and fully accepting it. It sucks being viewed almost as some sort of pariah for not going along with the fear campaign, but one still must live for themselves. Woke up this morning after four days of this funk and self-loathing and decided to get back into life. If they wanna be dumbasses, fine. I have anarchy. I got running. I got the beach and sea and rivers and my family is awesome. Decided to focus on that, and the few friends I have here who aren’t duped, and get back at it.

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Chilling in a local river.

The BCH meetup was encouraging as well, because those folks aren’t zombified, either, for the most part.

Upcoming Run/Interview With Pete Quinones, and His New Documentary

In the interest of looking forward, then, I’ve been planning a full marathon (actually a bit longer, so technically an ‘ultra’) with a friend, down a beautiful stretch of coastline by Murakami City called the ‘Sasagawa-nagare.’ It’s gonna be hot, and will require some training, so that will be good to keep me focused. If they want to cancel everything we have been preparing for and training for and enthusiastically anticipating, fuck ’em. We’ll do it ourselves. We’re gonna make this one a charity event as well, like our previous Sakura Cash Run back in April. I’ll post some donation info soon for those who may want to support.

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In other news, I was recently on the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast with Pete Quinones, a strong voice of reason and principled anarchy in libertarian circles. I couldn’t listen to it myself, because I was too nervous, and rambling, but if you’d like to check it out, you can do so here. I think maybe I get warmed up toward the end. Further, Pete’s documentary, The Monopoly on Violence has just been released, and I highly recommend giving it a watch. It clearly demonstrates the anarchy is not only the moral alternative to statism, but that it is also the historically favored, logical, and practical one.

For now, until they try to start jabbing everyone with that vaccine they’ve said is coming in 2021, it’s enjoying nature and my tribe, and making money however. I’ve also been enjoying the various stimulus measures that have been taken here, getting as much of my stolen loot back as a can, and trying to use it for enjoyment and sound investments before their filthy fiat goes to zero or is replaced by digi-dollars and yen, as it were.

Thanks for stopping by, as always.

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