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As we continued I saw a floating world far in the distance. A sea of lights hung in the sky – something I have only seen one other time in my life. The first time was the floodlights of a fleet of fishing boats somewhere over the East China Sea, this time though, it was it was the shining lights from the top of the mountain.

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I collapsed into the bed at the hotel and relaxed for just a moment. It had been five years since I last set foot in Osaka.

A light rain was falling outside my window, the beginning of autumn, the beginning of an adventure. The place was in Bentencho, in the south-west. I grabbed my gear and followed the path under a covered shopping street and under a rail bridge. A group of kids passed me by on their bicycles, I asked them where the old town was, they said to go north. I wandered past the ominous form of the Kyocera Dome and followed the rivers and canals. I was walking past streets and houses that would only be a memory in Tokyo…

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