A Kobe sayonara

Respects were paid at the graves of Zoroastrians buried in a remote cemetery in Japan
Pablo Vazquez

Right outside the urban landscape of cosmopolitan Kobe in Japan, a land enigmatic in our imagination, there exists in the mountains a cemetery in which foreigners who have helped shape that city and country are buried. It takes a bus ride and a hike, a bit of a pilgrimage, to reach the honored dead that overlook in their eternal vigilance the valleys and seas of beauty that surround Kobe. Right near the gates are buried a small contingent of Zoroastrians, traders and teachers, managers and other types who had come to this distant land to make their fortunes. One of......

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