From the perspective of architecture, a person can ruin the city, or a pervert that may bring the city back to life.

I have been thinking what I can do, how I can contribute to revitalize Japan. It may sound exaggerated but seriously, I start talking to the investors.

Mr. D, an investor talked me in for 2hours…

 “Atami is totally dead”  “BnB has no future”
So narrow it down to the cities that is profitable, do whatever you want to do, and move on to the next place.

As expected, such statement comes from someone whose background went through robbing, exploiting, discriminating for 500 years.

 >> In the end, I got it.
 The story itself is quite rational and easy to understand.

The background and culture are basically not considered. From the perspective of whether or not you will make money in the short term. Basically, only people who are at a minimum should be happy.
That is the correct answer, of course. It is considered by some to be the right choice.

However, I have been wondering such thoughts or decision won’t make everyone in the long run. I felt sick about the thought of not being able to make the fun decision that eventually bring happiness in life for the people.
I went to the beach for a walk……

Actually, there is no correct answer to it. 

In a foreign land, if I thought only to make a profit, ignored the feelings of people and the ambience and culture of the town, just kept on building for the beneficial of investors…move on to the next location….
After 100 years, how will my grandchildren be? Will they ever get any support from someone? This came across my mind. That is not only the reason, but I was able to grasp the greatness of Japan’s ancestors. 

A hundred years ago,  “exploitation and killing” was for the benefit of its homeland for them.
On the other hand, as an individual person who now have a little time to spare , acted by thinking about what they could do to the extremely poor people in front of them.

When it comes to making a decision, one thing that matters.
“don’t let your grandchildren laugh as a person in future generations.”

With that in mind, I thought about the differences with
the ethnic groups who mainly adhered to the development of local people, such as hospitals, infrastructure, education, political systems, etc., which advanced the local modernization .

Taiwanese and Filipino people(Japanophilo) who put their profits and losses aside and yet can do various things for the benefit of others….are still here.

I felt…

“The soul remains” that is far more valuable.


There are people who asks. Is there anything that we can do for the city that is dead? 

While taking a walk, I talked with I, who loves design, and M, who loves Japan.
They both said,
” I want to do it because the city is dead”
They must be crazy!

Life becomes interesting and exciting because such people with craziness does exists. If life is only about making 1+1=2, we cannot make a life theatre but becomes dull.

If everyone were just rational, it would never be fun but lonely. 
There may be something that we can do. That was it.

I thought it is not too bad to be a pervert!


Atami, which was incredibly famous in Japan, came down due to the rise of foreign countries, but it was also because it was developed by investors/companies from speculative purposes.

Also, it is a city that has been damaged by speculations such as giving a high image and thinking only by adhesion, ignoring all the scenery and culture of the city.

Atami was once the most favourite place to visit for everyone. It takes only 40 minutes by bullet train to the hot springs and the sea and Mt. Fuji from Tokyo. It is really close, so it’s easy to go, and I think it’s a hidden gem. For me personally, my favourite is always the 8th in the class.

After all, “passion that cannot be yielded” is the true freedom.  “I like the idea of pervert that goes beyond immediate profit and loss.”

The city is connected to the past, present and future, not just our own at present. With that in mind, I shall plan what I want to do.

The form of love that people around you show when choosing a way of life (especially work)

“See the reality, choose the solid path.”

That is what people tell you, they do care about you when saying this.

This word is quite heavy.

People like to say “ It is better for the future, it is better for the family”

I wonder…Can they take responsibility in their words or other’s choice and decision?”

The most devastating moment is when you are told that “My life was very boring because of you”.

Who knows, your partner may have an affair and leave. Who knows, they may get sick unexpectedly and cost you arm and leg for the medical expense ?

I am not saying you should make a selfish decision. I wonder what it will be like if you live by suppressing your true feelings, or if you care too much about the others. Is it ok to have such strong constraint in your feeling?

If you look at companies, schools, and households where the world is severely constrained or detained, you may see some fragmentary answers.

On the contrary, when the family member decide to challenge,

“I will do my best for you, so don’t worry about your home, do whatever you want.”

“I’m confident I’ll be happy being with you”, so do whatever you like

“I am with you even if we are out on the street without the roof”

There are quite a few strange people who say that.

Of course, these may be heavy words too, though at least, it has been said with respect and accept the other person’s thoughts as much as possible. I think it is deep word.


Realistically speaking

Collapse of lifetime employment

The rise of meritocracy

Spread of the Internet

As a result of above, we have been given many opportunities and challenge as much as we want. Life is short, If you have something you want to do, you should do it.


I broke up with my that time partner a year before I moved to NZ whom I had been dating for 6 years. I thought I could not waste her precious life for a person’s decision trying to make a reckless challenge that I do not know what would happen.

Also, I did not want to be able to run away if I was in trouble just because there was a place to go home. I did not want to make family as an excuse.

“My chose my life unwillingly”

I did not want to say that.

With the spread of the internet, the differences in ability such as location, gender, language, and experience have decreased considerably. 

You do not know unless you try.

“Life Theater” Let’s do what you want to do.