Mt. Iwate, the highest peak in the region, fascinates people with its beautiful mountain scenery and tradition of mountain worship. The Pacific Ocean, which has a unique Rias terrain formed over centuries, continues its eternal life in the ocean below.
The unwavering soils that envelop everything, bring with them abundant blessings.
The people who continue to live in harmony with this magnificent land, however, have also lived a history of poverty and experienced the harshness of nature. Repeated natural disasters, poverty due to famine and conflict, and misery due to the suppression and exploitation of power. These people are those who never resisted, continually prayed, wished, thanked, helped each other, and ultimately survived.
In the changing times and changing societies, people are still doing their best.
It is also the fundamental DNA peculiar to the land called “Iwate” that has been connected since the ancient Jomon period.
Sometimes harsh and sometimes kind. They live proud and powerful lives,
without losing awe for the divine nature that provides for them.
Every time I meet such people, I encounter beautiful nature, moving words,
and a new self that I have not yet seen.
Let the soulful journey begin.