Entering 2012 On A High Note


Ringing the bell at a temple is a good way to start a new year. Pandabonium caught me over at the Big Buddha at Ushiku, Ibaraki. I hope to visit soon, again. Thanks.

Saying thanks seems to be important for me as we move into the year of the dragon, 2012. I have so much so be grateful for. Hope you all feel the same. Thanks for reading Kurashi, since 2005, it has been a lot of blogging. Not sure if this "eco blog" is still what it claims to be, as car makers and air con makers and anyone with a story to tell now have become "eco" and I doubt that there is any logic to their ecology. When I first started this blog, I don't think anyone else was blogging about green topics from Japan. Well, things have changed, but have you?

Ten Thousand Things is my favourite blog to watch for 2012. Shisaku is very good too, if you want to follow "Marginalia on Japanese politics and society", as he puts it. Global Talk 21 is rather good, if only he would post more frequently. We need more green bloggers who can cover Japan as it moves away from nuclear power and away from fossile fuels, towards a leading role in Asia and in the world.

If I haven't yet found your blog, and you think you are doing the right thing, please drop me a line.

Comments

We deeply appreciate and love your blog and you, too, Martin. FOOD is going to be one of the crucial issues of 2012 and the future. We are all collectively awakening to the importance of what we eat: how it's created and grown; not only its nutrients (or toxicities) but also its subtle energies. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, insights, and wisdom on this matter and the political economy of food, as well as all things eco.

Wishing you a good Year of the Dragon! JKJ
Our 2 favorite recently discovered blogs are Temple Valley Times and Freedom in Harmony, based in Yokohama and Kamakura, respectively.
Shisaku is our favorite political analysis (on many levels) blog too.

Just discovered a wonderful natural bakery and farm blog in Okayama: Hototogisu.
Martin J Frid said…
Thanks for the kind suggestions. Here's to happy blogging during 2012!

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