Barefoot in The Potemkin Park in Japan


Today I decided to take you with me to discover an incredibly magical place; a place that can inspire peace, prosperity, and spiritual awakening.

We can find it located in the charming Potemkin Park, located in the village of Nakasato in Japan, locus amoenus (Latin, meaning “pleasant place”) characterized by a very specific atmosphere I would say almost sacred.

Located between the slopes of rice fields and The Kuramata River, this park has the distinguishing feature of being bordered by rusty iron walls, defining a slightly downhill path.

The flooring is made with “river pebbles” and implicitly invites visitors to remove their shoes to walk this path.

And it is this path that has fascinated me right from the start: it is, in my opinion, a particularly introspective journey, which brings a sense of calm and meditation.

Accustomed as we are to see impressive and futuristic buildings, the Potemkin Park, is simple and able to attract the most essential part of us and of our existence.

From a distance, to blend in and not stand out brashly but to instead be discreet, remember the appearance of the customary land terrace featuring rice fields. And remember, the people who work every day and live for this land; this work is dedication.

Do you like the Potemkin Park? What were your impressions and feelings? Would you like to visit? Do you enjoy crowded and futuristic places or to be more in touch with nature?

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