A naked retirement: One man’s life away from it all


Sotobanari Island

On the exotic island Sotobanari an elderly Japanese man has chosen an unlikely place for his retirement, with an unusual dress code.

Masafumi Nagasaki has been living alone on Sotobanari Island, (translation ‘Outer Distant Island) ’Okinawa prefecture, for 20 years.

The remote spot, which is just a kilometre wide, is in Japan’s tropical Okinawa prefecture but is located closer to Taiwan than Tokyo.

He said: ‘I don’t do what society tells me, but I do follow the rules of the natural world. You can’t beat nature so you just have to obey it completely.

He added: ‘Walking around naked doesn’t really fit in with normal society, but here on the island it feels right, it is like a uniform. If you put on clothes you’ll feel completely out of place.”

It may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but he swears by his hermit – and naked – lifestyle.

Source and author: niburu.nl island

8 responses to “A naked retirement: One man’s life away from it all

  1. Jainism is a religion in india. And it’s followers are also nude in their ways of life. And their ways of life? unbelievable !! http://prasadjain.hubpages.com/hub/Jaina_nude_saints


  2. Stella H Howell

    I wish I could find a place to follow the only unchanging law! The law that never requires updating. The law in all living things. Total freedom. No slaves. No money is required. Perhaps this is the current positioning in the world…money will be worthless…there will be no buyers nor sellers…….


  3. Is that me, or is that a pack of cigarettes and a lighter on the table behind him? Not that it matters much but what an odd sort of way to “fit in with the world”, which is what I assume he is trying to do, by the way he explains he views wearing clothes.


  4. christine winnan

    good luck to him …he’s living as nature intends us to…..and hopefully will be soon when this rotten system collapses..


  5. I long for the days when the Native Americans roamed free, lived in teepees, hunted bison on horseback, and got by with what they had. Technology is so overrated, and we certainly could do without whole lot of it. Although, it would be nice if we could at least have computers and internet along with aboriginal lifestyle.


  6. That’s pretty nice I could do that only I would like to have a Really Attractive Lady there with Me and be sure to have amenities and conveniences such as those in the totally modern world . Full kitchen and restrooms and jacuzzi’s in every restroom. Plus a Niagara Therapy bed for My injured back and Niagara Therapy easy chair’s for both of us with educational good makes sense television not made up sit coms unless one or two are really funny worth a laugh.
    Sincerely CatBurglerV8


  7. I walk around the house naked all the time and it’s the most freeing feeling a person can have.