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  • so he had to wait for the cut

  • which is it gives  him a second of actors being acting and real

  • drew kent

  • whatever you want to call him.

  • brother sometimes  for me

  • that's how i think of him

  • we grew up together on vancouver island

  • and we go way back

  • far back as i can actually remember having had consciousness to know who i was

  • and when he was  young he left for japan

  • and you know how at that time the world is imbued with just that much more  magic

  • and incredibleness

  • so my interest in japan grew with my growing up

  • and i wanted to get over  there one day

  • so i thought i would travel

  • now when i traveled the best way that i ever did when i was  young was with my dad

  • and around the island that i lived that was to sail

  • and if you know anything of  sailing or i've ever done it before

  • you'll notice there's something very special about it

  • and that  is the sound or specifically more that there is a lack of it

  • and i've found since coming to japan  where i might have used to dread traveling in the countryside because it meant long trips and  cars

  • and loud horns and crazy traffic

  • just like i used to love zero traffic on a sail boat

  • i get  to enjoy that same experience when i travel here in japan

  • and just in the same way the singular  soundlessness of it

  • or that the only sound that you hear is that of the train traveling over the  tracks

  • like the hall rushing over the water below it

  • so before we arrive to kyoto i think i'll allow  drew a little interlude to perhaps elaborate more

  • exactly on this incredible effort that  he's gone through to establish there

  • yeah look i guess i should start talking and just  get warmed up and use yeah and we can just kind of  

  • exactly you got it you don't

  • human torture was  denied a bank loan

  • yeah one of the coolest things that we found when renovating uh garden lab and

  • momichino komichi was that these buildings are about 100 years old

  • but we really didn't know what  they were beforehand

  • we think that some of them were houses

  • some of them were probably stores

  • but  it almost seemed like some of them were kind of factories as well

  • it was one that we  think made geta japanese wooden sandals so

  • and but the interesting thing is that probably  wasn't always the case

  • whatever their final iteration was

  • wasn't their original iteration

  • they  were probably homes before or maybe converted into stores

  • and then back again

  • and so the machia is  an amazing template for that where you could be zoned for a few different things and

  • your house or your home or your store or your factory could evolve through a number of different stages

  • through its evolution like pokemon

  • so there you have it

  • grown up in japan  to want to

  • maintain the culture of it having appreciated it

  • in contrast to his own

  • poetic i'd say

  • and when drew wants me to get down for something like one of the events that he has going on

  • something that i look forward to absolutely every single time

  • is to be able to go  on the shinkansen

  • this thing is a speeding liquid balanced bullet

  • it's so much fun and wheresaid before

  • i used to dread i now look forward to

  • the epitome of all of that

  • is to be able to go on  the shinkansen

  • because when you do this in japan you're not just taking the train

  • although you will  certainly do that

  • but you're going in for the full experience

  • and for me i've never had two hours go  by so fast

  • you get on there with the bento likely

  • as is tradition or in my case you grab a few frosty pints

  • and you crack your book open and you read for a little while

  • i'm always sad at  the end of these trips that they're over because

  • there's nothing that i enjoy to do more

  • it's kind  of like when i was young i used to say when i was so busy

  • i loved most i said this to my coach

  • the in-between time and that was whenever you were traveling

  • from or to something and you didn't have  to worry about what was at the end destination

  • you could finally let yourself go be in a moment and  just chill

  • now i've gotten a little bit older and i actually enjoy where i arrived to

  • and  so this case it was to go to kyotography

  • and the sort of special events that drew is putting  on now

  • and they are absolutely not to be missed

  • touchdown drew

  • i'm at the station  and i will see you shortly

  • hello hello uh matsubara kawarawachi

  • Essence of efficiency

  • but dave i hear you say

  • what is this kyotography

  • well i'm so glad you asked let me elaborate

  • this is one of a variety of events that  drew has made the effort to be a part of  

  • which is in this case there are a number  of different photographers around kyoto  

  • gathered into a kind of collective that are having  their art featured at many many different venues  

  • garden lab is one of those venues so you're not  going to see all of the art here you're going to  

  • see one of the particular artists that is involved  with the project and it's this whole visual media  

  • theme where there's the photography that's done  specifically of an event that was celebrated in  

  • kyoto but also there was this cool 3d vr and  that was being featured in the evening as well  

  • so you've got the surrounding ofrestored traditional japanese building  

  • featuring some of the most cutting edge fun  virtual media and the artists there mingling  

  • with all the people who've come to check  it out in an open-air summer environment  

  • i know of no other place that i would rather be

  • being intense in that role of of of the character

  • and then being released from it

  • and then i i think  you should check this out number three

  • number three yeah and number nine lilies uh

  • french artist  who works with uh visually impaired people

  • i know it's kind of going on a tangent but i've seen  music but specifically for like hearing him right right right

  • and it's like by that like limitation  it enhances other senses right

  • yeah absolutely and we all know about you know like Ray charles and  stevie wonder and all that people

  • you know i don't know but there's so many good stuff uh omar  who is the senegalese artist okay but you know

  • who's been born to the the colonized  senegal and then whose dance issues  

  • in his own history are famed throughout the lenses  of congregation that's why he titled his show

  • thanks to you for coming along on this  ride that i went on

  • means a lot to me

  • uh as i hope you can tell this was a labor of love  there's nothing i like to do more in the world

  • than make these kind of videos and if that  connected with you i've done my job

  • until next time

  • take care be safe out there

  • i hope you droplike drop a comment i love to interact with people know what your experiences are traveling

  • but for  now clock is run out catch you in the next one

so he had to wait for the cut

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