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There’s a new outdoor activity making waves in Japan, and it’s known as … moss viewing. (Drop that skeptical eyebrow and bear with me for a moment!)

Sure, at first the idea of staring at moss as a recreational activity might sound about as exciting as watching paint dry or grass grow, but when you think about other mellow outdoor activities like forest bathing and bird-watching, examining the intricate environments of these tiny plants is really not that weird. Read more.