The essence of failure is the self-knowledge of going down the drain, and there is nothing to hold on to. There is a gentleman that I read about here by the name of Gensiro Kawamoto, who owns landmark property here in Tokyo as well as throughout Japan, and Hawaii extending to California. He is one of the wealthiest men in Japan, and according to sources, he only pays in cash, and never credit. He is one of the very few who has no debt. One can see his logo throughout the Ginza (the Beverly Hills of Tokyo) on the side of buildings. "Marugen" always stands for Mr. Kawamoto. He rarely does interviews (an actual billionaire has no need for the popular press), and he rarely sleeps. Perhaps four hours a night, and his only interest is the making of the deal. He's addicted not to power, but the gamble of obtaining property. There are 60 buildings in Japan with his name on it.
Gensiro Kawamoto's shoes
Most of Kawamoto's buildings are leased to various hostesses bars, and entertainment centers throughout Shinjuku, Ginza, and Roppongi. The essence of Tokyo, at least to my eyes, is Gensiro Kawamoto. I often imagine my life with such individuals as Kawamoto and realize that I don't have the talent or brains to follow through life in such a challenging manner. My weakness disgusts me to no return. Here I imagine life within the Stephen Bannon world, and he's just an ambitious fly to a bigger piece of excrement. I have been reading on Julius Evola's text, or what I can find on the Internet. Bannon often drops his name in conferences at various right-wing think tanks. This Italian Futurist and one-time member of DADA is the key to the entrance of what ills us today. The problem is the President of the United States is a man who doesn't read, yet Bannon is an excellent reader on many levels. I suspect Kawamoto to be in the same league as Bannon. Ego is the downfall and the men behind the curtain rule the chicken coop.