On my birthday, I went to the Japan festival in London, Matsuri 2013. My friends and I spent the afternoon savouring the Japanese food, watching cultural performances and lamenting that we were not actually living in Japan. Strange how a foreign land has managed to capture the hearts of so many people, and make us feel like we were meant to be there all our lives.
“Once, I wondered about the difficult question of how I should live as a tanuki.
And then, as I continued to live like that, doing nothing much at all, I realised that there was nothing else I needed to do
Except to live an interesting life.”