2-22-2018 At the Kyoto Studio project.
Until today, I never thought about the fact that at every remodel, renovation, or new construction project that I have done I’ve always found a few marbles in the dirt. I just pick them up, put them in my pocket and put them in a box when I get home.
And so today as I was inspecting the ground under the floor of our recent Machiya house renovation I was amazed to find an old stone foundation next to the newer foundation of the existing house. There was a previous house on the site before the existing house was built. That is expected as this neighborhood is well over 1200 years old.
Then I saw it, a marble in the dirt.
Suddenly my collection of the marbles I have found at various sites made me wonder. Is it just my expectations to find marbles?
Every marble in the attached pictures was found in the dirt as I worked at one of my many real estate projects in America, including one in Okinawa and now, my second project in Kyoto, Japan.
Seems the world has been losing its marbles for centuries and I keep finding them.