#21 Kyushu’s residents


Temple: Tatsueji

Dedication: I just heard about the earthquake from a woman waiting to get her book signed here. I spent my time here thinking about the people of Kyushu.


As I was coming into the temple a woman wound her window down and handed me a little bag full of treats. I’ve had so much osettai: from the farmer who walked with me for 10 minutes to point out a tricky path, to the woman who asked where I was from, sang some kind of Manchester United chant at me and handed me a bag of delicious tomatoes.