Masafumi Fujimoto

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Masafumi Fujimoto

Hi there! My name is Masafumi Fujimoto. Until the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, I was engaged in editing production at an advertising company in Tokyo. However, the earthquake was a turning point in my life and I headed home to Yamaguchi. When I arrived, I was extremely energized and motivated to help revitalize the region, but I had a hard time adjusting to the motivation level of the local people. Around that time I met an elderly lady who said: “It doesn’t matter if all the people move away from the island; that’s just the nature of things. Someday people will come back again.” Lessening the tension I’d been feeling, those few words relieved me hugely, and I was able to finally adjust. Since then, I’ve been involved in writing and editing magazines, and working in advertisement production, as well as doing a little bit of farming. I also spend time walking around Setouchi searching for the many, many voices out there.

write up by Masafumi Fujimoto

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2017.2.3 Art Yamaguchi

A Stroll Through The White-Walled Streetscape Of Edo – PART 2 (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

A Stroll Through The White-Walled Streetscape Of Edo – PART 2 (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

2017.2.2 Yamaguchi

A Stroll Through The White-Walled Streetscape Of Edo – PART 1 (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

A Stroll Through The White-Walled Streetscape Of Edo - PART 1 (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

2017.1.19 Gourmet Yamaguchi

Japanese Food By A French Cuisine Chef (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

Japanese Food By A French Cuisine Chef (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

2017.1.18 Gourmet Yamaguchi

Kurumi : A Relaxing Cafe With A Delightful View Of Setouchi (Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

Kurumi : A Relaxing Cafe With A Delightful View Of Setouchi (Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

2016.10.27 Art Yamaguchi

Let’s Weave! Return of the Lost Yanaijima Fabric (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

Let's Weave! Return of the Lost Yanaijima Fabric (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

2016.6.30 Yamaguchi

[2016] It’s Not Summer Till You See Fireworks! Five of Yamaguchi’s Amazingly Elegant Firework Displays!

[2016] It’s Not Summer Till You See Fireworks! Five of Yamaguchi's Amazingly Elegant Firework Displays!

2016.6.27 Art Ehime

Dogo Onsen & Art! Why Am I Dizzy? Is it the Hot Springs or the Art?

Dogo Onsen & Art! Why Am I Dizzy? Is it the Hot Springs or the Art?

2016.6.7 Yamaguchi

Featured Story: Suo-Oshima Island – An Island Suffering Depopulation Gets an Influx of Young Farmers Who Start the “Shima no Mura Marché”

Featured Story: Suo-Oshima Island - An Island Suffering Depopulation Gets an Influx of Young Farmers Who Start the "Shima no Mura Marché"

2016.5.29 Yamaguchi

A Place to Help Lift the Gloom of the Rainy Season! With 80 Different Varieties & 4,000 Bushes in Full Bloom, Suo Amida-Temple is Western Japan’s No.1 Temple for Hydrangeas!

A Place to Help Lift the Gloom of the Rainy Season! With 80 Different Varieties & 4,000 Bushes in Full Bloom, Suo Amida-Temple is Western Japan's No.1 Temple for Hydrangeas!

2016.5.27 Yamaguchi

Cobalt Line: A Scenic Drive, Hiking & Splendid Views of the Cobalt Blue Sea & Cape Zobigasaki!

Cobalt Line: A Scenic Drive, Hiking & Splendid Views of the Cobalt Blue Sea & Cape Zobigasaki!

2016.5.22 Gift Kagawa

A Short Break with Tea & Fish?! Super Fun Setouchi Teatime Tastes Like a Swim in the Sea / Writer Baton Kagawa -> Yamaguchi Edition

A Short Break with Tea & Fish?! Super Fun Setouchi Teatime Tastes Like a Swim in the Sea / Writer Baton Kagawa -> Yamaguchi Edition

2016.5.5 Gourmet Yamaguchi

café Misaki : A Day Out for Grown-ups… A Resort Café on a Hill with Views over the Seto Inland Sea!

café Misaki : A Day Out for Grown-ups… A Resort Café on a Hill with Views over the Seto Inland Sea!

2016.5.1 Yamaguchi

A Beautiful Drive Across Japan’s Biggest Karst Plateau That Used to be an Underwater Coral Reef?!

A Beautiful Drive Across Japan's Biggest Karst Plateau That Used to be an Underwater Coral Reef?!

2016.4.20 Yamaguchi

The Beautiful Hidden Grove of Mt. Kasayama Where Around 25,000 Camellia Japonica Grow in the Wild!

The Beautiful Hidden Grove of Mt. Kasayama Where Around 25,000 Camellia Japonica Grow in the Wild!

2016.3.21 Art Yamaguchi

Murotsu Peninsula Skyline: Drive Thru the Peninsula with Beautiful Views & Visit the ‘Mountain of Gods’!

With a dynamic road splitting it from south-north, the Murotsu peninsula juts out into the Seto Inland Sea in the eastern part of Yamaguchi prefecture.

2016.1.2 Gourmet Yamaguchi

Kakehashi Market: Man-of-the-Sea Builds Small Connections to Offer Local Fish to the Local People of Suo-Oshima Island.

Mr. Shin Onodera (45), who moved to the island around 4 years ago said, "I want to build maaany small connections within Suo-Oshima Island".

2015.12.23 Yamaguchi

Created By Hand Over 30-Years, Taira’s Terraced Rice Fields Float in the Sky!

All I can see is the blue sea and massive sky reaching to the horizon.

2015.12.9 Yamaguchi

Tsunoshima Bridge & Shimado Beach: Swim & Admire!

Tsunoshima Bridge stretches from Honshu to the islands over a beautifully glistening emerald green sea.

2015.10.29 Gourmet Yamaguchi

A Trip Around Susa Bay – Part 1 – The Susa Hornfels, Beautiful Black & White Striped Cliffs!

A spot of scenic beauty by the Sea of Japan in northeastern Yamaguchi prefecture, these precipitous cliffs of white, black and grey stripes are the Susa Hornfels!

2015.10.26 Gourmet Yamaguchi

Roadside Station Kaminoseki Kaikyo : The Place For Fresh, Super Cheap Seafood.

Opened in December 2014, Roadside Station Kaminoseki Kaikyo is, as its name suggests, located right next to a channel where tidal currents flow. The fresh seafood it sells is super cheap!

2015.10.13 Gourmet Yamaguchi

Roadside Station Ofuku: The Perfect Spot to take a Bite of the Blessings of the Land?!

Located in the mountainous region of Mine city, Yamaguchi prefecture, Roadside Station Ofuku is surrounded by several famous sightseeing spots.

2015.10.7 Cruise Yamaguchi

Omi Island: Cruise Scenic Marine Beauty?!

Senzaki in Nagato city, Yamaguchi prefecture is known as the birthplace of Misuzu Kaneko, the children’s poet.

2015.10.6 Yamaguchi

Suo-Oshima: One of the World’s Largest Areas of Alveopora Japonica Coral!!

While the Seto Inland Sea area is home to around 3000 islands of various sizes, the third largest, Suo-Oshima, is known affectionately as the "Hawaii of Setouchi".

2015.10.6 Yamaguchi

Motosumi Inari Shrine Stands on the Edge of a Cliff! One of Only 2 in the Whole of Japan?!

Why is there a torii gate on such a steep cliff"s a scene that anyone would consider strange.

2015.8.20 Yamaguchi

Akiyoshido Cavern: The Orient’s No.1 Mysterious Underground World Created Naturally Over Several Hundred Million Years!

Beneath this vast plateau there is an enormous limestone cave with a total length of 10kms.

2015.8.13 Yamaguchi

4 Strange Rocks: Take a Tour of Suooshima Power Spots to Pray for Happiness!

Suooshima is an island floating in the Seto Inland Sea. And on this island, there are four strangely shaped rocks!

2015.7.4 Gourmet Yamaguchi

Delicious Setouchi: Tipsy on Puffer Fish & High-grade Sake [Tour Report Part 2]

After enjoying the Capital of the Blazing Flower, the next place our tour party visited was Fujiyoshi, a Japanese Restaurant that serves pufferfish, among other specialties!

2015.7.4 Gourmet Yamaguchi

Delicious Setouchi: The Capital of Blazing Flowers, Hana Moyu [Tour Report Part 1]

Following the delicious Setouchi monitoring tours to Hiroshima, Shikoku & Hyogo, here comes the Yamaguchi edition, which was held on March 30th, 2015.
 
The tour starts in Hiroshima. The skies are clear!

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