If no common thread weaves a society together, it falls apart.
In Japan's tightly woven community, Ekiden is essential for communal solidarity.
But what is it?
In short, a long-distance relay race. Yet its reality is far more multi-faceted, and it is this reality which the RJF crew seeks to decipher.
Through a series of vignettes and written experiences, we have begun to understand why running holds so much salience for the Japanese.
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