Rural Cemetery I

Posted by Mike Cash (Kiryu, Japan) on 20 October 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

On my days off I like to wander along the roads through the mountains and always keep an eye out for the many small rural cemeteries that dot the landscape. They can be very interesting places. And even if they're not, they have the redeeming qualities of silence and solitude.

Sometimes I get asked if I am not frightened to be in the cemeteries. I spend most of my life driving a tractor-trailer through Japanese urban traffic surrounded by people who are typically on their absolute worst behavior. The dead, on the other hand, are the least offensive and most agreeable people in the world to be around. No, cemeteries don't frighten me.

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