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  • one year ago, while driving through the mountains of Japan's Shikoku island, I stumbled on a man living in an abandoned elementary school.

  • His name was johann or iota and as you can imagine, I was understandably intrigued.

  • I stopped for coffee and he asked me if I'd like to hang out for a day.

  • I took him up on it.

  • He shared his story with me and I in turn shared it with everybody else.

  • The story of a man who cast off the shackles of his 9 to 5 in the city to live a life based in the simplicity of chasing his passions.

  • A man who many see is quite possibly one of the most fortunate people on earth.

  • If you haven't watched that one yet, pause right here and go give that one to watch first.

  • It'll give much needed context and hopefully make this video a lot more fun.

  • But at the end of our very brief time together there were still so many unanswered questions like how did he live there?

  • Was it expensive?

  • What exactly is his job?

  • How did kids get to a school that was buried in the mountains?

  • In fact why would there even be a school buried in the mountains to begin with?

  • And the list goes on and on.

  • So I went back Madison, uh huh uh, the moon, not only many person years on that, she was just now one of my biggest questions right out of the gate.

  • Something I couldn't stop thinking about for the last year was why, why this location?

  • Why was there a school buried in the middle of the mountains?

  • This place is not what many would describe as easily accessible even by car.

  • The roads are narrow, there are almost no major towns nearby at best a few houses and villages scattered in the nearby mountains.

  • So why here?

  • Oh no, you're quite a you already.

  • Yeah you got no uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh okay so let me uh just say any uh go out the goal uh mobile.

  • So they started to go there there.

  • So uh huh Looks like this road hasn't been used in a long time.

  • Yeah.

  • Did you get, no, this is your giggle not uh joe going up.

  • Yeah, technically got caught up in it.

  • Yeah, no, so they got to know.

  • Yeah, no idea what you want Scotland, do you know?

  • Yeah, yeah, no more uh you know just out there.

  • So so how in the world does biotin live here?

  • Did he just rock up one day and called dibs really loudly.

  • How is there even power to a once abandoned elementary school?

  • And considering that he is hours round trip from the closest supermarket.

  • How did he even get food?

  • Mhm.

  • Yemen, what's wrong?

  • Yeah, we'll take those.

  • So no, certainly not a supermarket them out there more from corona.

  • Uh uh a company, you know tight only local supermarket and eat their so called context there.

  • Oh that's good.

  • So you will, I know you must get a I got more you don't not know human consciousness.

  • The party for you get your uh you know your Mama area there.

  • So you more soon than Akitaka uh you know to get your uh more 10 times up there.

  • They don't know Akita Bank Temples.

  • The system about so you have a serious to take your stage two.

  • Uh do you know your system artists the music city so you know I could be there so that you see do not go there.

  • Uh Oh Makukula high quality starts to stay high quality chantal's so you do the market there you know so that you're still so you might want to start uh 60 million to do you know the Internet so Monaco no take account of car and or called the uh no.

  • Uh uh huh.

  • So now that you are, you know what's got there.

  • The coast guard on the island of us have or trampled criminal could go it's good that is there.

  • It's really do you know keep w well, identification wasn't there not only could I mean gonna take the shot tonight at all.

  • There's a project the manager to uh to the economy there you know, so you're taking him to the meticulous modern.

  • Uh huh the coastal.

  • Well I don't know.

  • Well there you go.

  • What's it also you know what I need so called charm to page the more uh No no uh uh looks like uh customer what they cheap cost of living aside from the cafe to the music studio and so much in between.

  • Yeochan school is filled with music gear coffee year and everything alike most of which is not exactly cheap now he does run the place as a hostile but by his own admission doesn't drive a lot of money from that side of things.

  • And the only things I've ever actually seen him do our roast coffee, make coffee and play music.

  • So the question hangs in the air of what exactly does he do for work?

  • I asked him if he wouldn't mind sharing a bit of insight into how he can afford this lifestyle and furthermore with a school secluded in the mountains.

  • Does he worry at all about thieves or security?

  • Mhm imma not like Hussein, whoa And no my energy coming out tonight.

  • The so they call his stand about there there there there there more Chiyoda model take their associates.

  • The state of Qatar doesn't look at all now you know you could go there the Antonio goodbye saying just get their money.

  • I don't know.

  • Yeah you can get there by saying well you don't know what to study, study there.

  • Let me say this where he studied.

  • You know by since the student body council remain today like you said it was there.

  • I got a how did the uh huh and I got the stuff the uh security there.

  • I don't know why it goes up and running in a secret.

  • No one of us there.

  • The money.

  • I don't know.

  • Got even a story on their coats.

  • Got the event.

  • My auto uh no, no, to stop the recording.

  • This study.

  • It's not all this.

  • There you go.

  • That sounds a lot created with and now I can uh no uh no.

  • So you santo.

  • Okay.

  • It's almost impossible not not uh security.

  • So so uh look at all these any good, okay.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • Mm hmm.

  • It's so cold.

  • Yeah, I love it.

  • Mm mhm mhm, mm hmm.

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  • Check it out.

  • Started on nominating something.

  • Let's come on.

  • You know, a unique satellite.

  • Well, cool.

  • Must die.

  • So she said no country.

  • The mind of a killer.

  • Do you know that isn't there?

  • So no, you will see that there.

  • So you keep in there.

  • Not quite all together.

  • So they are Now can you go do what you want to do in the mountain Cook to get some inspiration and there's the need for hesitation.

  • Won't do what you want to do in the mountain?

  • Oh, in this rain.

  • I sing along every in the mountain.

  • I'm free in the mountains.

  • Do what you gotta do and do what you wanna do in the mountain.

one year ago, while driving through the mountains of Japan's Shikoku island, I stumbled on a man living in an abandoned elementary school.

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