|Is that Denali I see?|
If I can develop an ability to generate heat and know my limits, then wearing only a fundoshi I would like to participate on Dontosai, January 14, in the annual hadaka mairi (written 裸参り in Japanese) at Takekoma Jinja in Japan. It would be a great experience! I believe it was in 2004, during a visit to Japan that I saw the festival at this shrine first hand. But first I am going to make my own outdoor shower, and use it until the first frost of the year.
My greenhouse plans had long since turned to “a plastic sheet covered metal pipe box barely five feet high”, and now my sauna plans have turned to me sitting outside baring my skin to the cold and wet. And these are my ideas for “the backbone of recreation during the summer and winter - outdoor oriented activities, play in the snow and cold, and in the summer watch plants grow and mold - social activities, to be shared and enjoyed in the company of others?” Yes, they are, and now it seems I have it all.