Jason Truesdell : Pursuing My Passions

A life in flux. Soon to be immigrant to Japan. Recently migrated this blog from another platform after many years of neglect (about March 6, 2017). Sorry for the styling and functionality potholes; I am working on cleaning things up and making it usable again.

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re: Buried alive

Wow.  I began to feel clausterphobic just reading this post!  I'm glad it ended up being a great experience in the end, but I don't know if I could endure that.  I guess I just lived vicariously through your recounting of it so I don't need to now!!


re: Buried alive

Just got back from several weeks of travelling around Kyushu, with

time spent in Fukuoka and Kagoshima.  We also enjoyed sunaburo at Ibusuki--I think the diggers size you up for your heat tolerance too--they will dig deeper pit if they think you can take it--the deeper the hotter... You only have a couple of inches of sand on top of us if that, and it was more of a smoothed lumpy grit, not quite pebbles and not quite sand, and the heat seeps in from below. Very relaxing.

Across the bay, it was clear enough we could see Sakurajima-a live volcano.

We were over at Hotel Iwasaki--more like a mega resort with a big water park that the kids loved. I'm sure that the food at the ryokan was much nicer.

I think you may like the outdoor onsen at Furusato Hotel on Sakurajima as well.

Ichifusa zuke

re: Buried alive

Intense experience... almost spiritual.

Is once-in-a-lifetime enough, or would you do it again?