Barefoot across Japan for suicide prevention

Fundraising campaign by Rob Nugen
  • ¥510,714
    raised of ¥1,000,000.00 goal
51% Funded
48 Donors
Raised offline: ¥96,000.00
Total: ¥606,714.00

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What?

Starting April 16th 2021, I plan to walk barefoot 400km across Japan's main island from the port of Yokohama to the beach in Niigata... raising awareness of self care and mindfulness.

After covering costs of the walk, proceeds will go to TELL, Tokyo English Life Line, an English speaking crisis hotline serving Japan's international community. TELL has helped me immensely in the past.

Who?

Rob Nugen, as seen on Japanese TV: YOUは何し日本へ?

Rob has been running a men’s peer counseling group in Tokyo since 2015.

Rob has been conducting spiritual workshops in both Tokyo and Kanagawa.

As an 18-year resident in Kanagawa, Rob is fully aware of both the joys and pitfalls of life in Japan. In the middle of work, relationships, and other commitments, it is easy to feel cut off, isolated, and eager to find something more meaningful.

When?

Starting Friday April 16th, and if all goes well, finishing Sunday May 9th, at the end of Golden Week in Japan.

Where?

Walking 400 kilometers, (100 里) coast to coast across Honshu, Japan's main island, from Rinko Park in Yokohama to Aoyama Seaside Park near Niigata Station.

Why?

There are multiple overlapping intentions, including


1. challenging myself physically, mentally, spiritually
2. encouraging people to connect with their body + heart + mind + soul
3. encouraging groundedness, connection with the natural world
4. raising awareness of emotional wellness resources


Join me?

I want to meet as many people as possible along the way, introducing their stories and photos in my book Slow Down. Contact me if you would like to join. The planned route is on my website and is subject to change so be sure to get in touch!

Rewards

Postcard from the road

4 Backers

Handwritten letter from the road

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_Slow Down_ book produced from photos during the walk

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_Slow Down_ book inc shipping outside Japan

3 Backers

Fundraising Team

Walking barefoot, encouraging self awareness

Walking barefoot, encouraging self awareness

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 04, 2021
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  • Whitney Pope
  • Donated on May 01, 2021
¥25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2021
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May 04

Good morning Day 20

Update posted by Rob Nugen at 10:00 pm

I am steadily coming to the finish line; this walk has been harder in ways I did not expect! It takes me about twice as long to walk than what my map app suggests it will take to walk. My muscles have been fine (after the second day or so). . . . .

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Apr 18

Good morning Day 3 of my walk!

Update posted by Rob Nugen at 09:38 pm

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Donors & Comments

48 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 04, 2021
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  • Whitney Pope
  • Donated on May 01, 2021
¥25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2021
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  • Moore Kawana
  • Donated on Apr 27, 2021
¥10.00
  • Moore Kawana
  • Donated on Apr 27, 2021
¥100.00
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  • Donated on Apr 25, 2021
¥50000.00
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  • Donated on Apr 25, 2021
¥100.00
  • Chris Morrison
  • Donated on Apr 23, 2021
¥10000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 20, 2021
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  • Maggie Alberts
  • Donated on Apr 20, 2021
  • May your walk be fulfilling to your soul and encouraging to those in need.

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¥510,714
raised of ¥1,000,000.00 goal
51% Funded
48 Donors
Raised offline: ¥96,000.00
Total: ¥606,714.00

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