These Walking Dreams: Day 31 (May 13, 2017)

Nagasawa, Kลchi โ†’ West Ishihara, Kลchi

Map of Kลchi Prefecture with authorโ€™s route between Nagasawa and West Ishihara highlighted. ๐Ÿ—บ Open map in GaiaGPS โ‡


A mountain river runs by a village road, with misty, forested mountains in the background. ๐Ÿ“ Nagasawa, Kลchi


The machinery of a hydroelectric power station stands in thickly forested, verdant green hills. ๐Ÿ“ Upper Kiyomizu, Kลchi


Water cascades over the dam of a small hydroelectric power station. ๐Ÿ“ Lower Kiyomizu, Kลchi


Several plastic boxes of fried convenience food store laid out on a bench, with a water bottle visible in the background.

Four small moss-covered roadside deities: two bald humans, a four-headed human figure, and a horse. ๐Ÿ“ Kamiyakawako, Kลchi


A giant flying squirrel makes a low pass over six children on a garage door mural, their left arms raised to the sky with clenched fists, the backs of their white shirts spelling โ€œKOGAWAโ€. ๐Ÿ“ Kogawa, Kลchi


A red land crab walks across a moss-covered rock. ๐Ÿ“ West Ishihara, Kลchi

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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.