The sense of an all encompassing eternal foreignness is felt when entering Nara. The sense of longing wafts through the ancient landscape far from the imagination of those living in the present. Unfathomable to our present day information centric society; the encounter to a vivacious inter-cultural past, fused with the imagination of the ancient culture unique to this island country Japan.
If you are a teenager in Nannestad you are actually pretty lucky. For the past seventeen years Sidsel S. Sandberg (73) has invited the pupils of Nannestad Secondary School home to her organic farm. They work, build muscles, get fresh air and connect with animals, plants and the soil. It is a perfect way of learning by doing, and to be honest, it is something that all children should be allowed to experience.