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.