About Peter

Portrait of Peter Orosz 📷 Portrait by Nishimoto Kyōko

My name is Peter Orosz. I write stuff and take pictures. I live in Tartu, Estonia. My family name is pronounced O-ros — it’s the Hungarian word for Russian”, which I am not. This website is where I publish my work.


A Something Like Peace (Coming 2023)

A photo-book about re-thatching a medieval farmhouse in the hills north of Kyōto, Japan’s old capital, in October 2019.

The Wilds of Shikoku (2019)

A book about a five hundred kilometer walk across Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, in January and February 2019.


Human Again (2022)

A series of dispatches from a walk across northern Hokkaido, in August and September 2022. It is the second part of my circumambulation of Japan.

These Walking Dreams (2017)

A visual field diary of a 4,300-kilometer walk from one end of Japan to the other, in the spring and summer of 2017. It is the first part of my circumambulation of Japan.

Travels in Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan (2016)

Pictures from a three-month journey in Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan, including an 850-kilometer walk across the Zagros Mountains, in the spring of 2016.


My new — and old — photos are posted on Glass.

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If you wish to support my work, the best way to do so is to buy a copy of The Wilds of Shikoku. It’s a rather beautiful book and is also available in a special edition.


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Everything on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, with the exception of the I 💜 Wasting Ink octopus stamp, which is © Bertjan Pot.

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Last update: February 16, 2023