These Walking Dreams: Day 1 (April 13, 2017)

🏙 Kagoshima City → Kawanabe, Kagoshima

Map of Kyushu with the route of These Walking Dreams highlighted. Maps © Thunderforest, Data © OpenStreetMap 🗺 Open map in GaiaGPS ⇝


Posters of a man with text reading: Are you ready to laugh?. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Kagoshima University Shimoarata Campus, Kagoshima City

I am.


Ginkgo trees. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Kagoshima University Korimoto Campus, Kagoshima City


Strange house in Kagoshima. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Toso, Kagoshima City


Cherry blossoms on a street in Kagoshima. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Murasakibaru, Kagoshima City


Hummer H1 parked in a tight spot. Photo: Peter Orosz

Hummer H1 parked in a tight spot. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima City

The Japanese love for small boxy vehicles expressed with a large boxy vehicle.


Bicycle in a river. Photo: Peter Orosz

View of Sakurajima volcano from Taniyama, Kagoshima. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Nagata River, Kagoshima City


Shoes on a porch in Taniyama, Kagoshima. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 West Taniyama, Kagoshima City


People watching cherry blossoms in Taniyama, Kagoshima City. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Taniyama Daiichi Central Park, Kagoshima City


Portrait of a Buddha statue with a growth of lichen across its forehead and left eye. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Jigenji Park, Kagoshima City

The Buddha as Ziggy Stardust at the wonderful, 🌸-speckled gorge of Jigenji Park, where I walked out of Kagoshima and into the mountains.


Man washing his car in Sakanoue, Kagoshima City. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Sakanoue, Kagoshima City


View over Kagoshima Bay from Hirakawa, Kagoshima City. Photo: Peter Orosz 📍 Hirakawa, Kagoshima City

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These Walking Dreams is 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.