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Mr. Yamamoto, Yamamoto-san

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Posted on September 24, 2015 by Administrator


The Odori mine was near the town of Takayama which located in the mountains between Nagoya and Toyama. The name of the mine owner is Yamamoto-san, he is 87 years old now and is retired and he closed his mine a few years ago although he had not dug for the last 20. As a young man he worked in other mines before he dug his own, and Yamamoto-san also worked as a wholesale stone dealer who delivered and sold stones on a monthly route that included some travel on a motorcycle to barbers and carpentry shops. He has been my mentor for about 8 years and he and his wife live in a small town near Nagoya.