Japanese stereotypes of tidyness and respect for nature are quickly proven wrong on Awaji Island. It is covered not only in the petty trash of coffee cans and ice cream wrappers which dot even the cleanest roads but Balkan-style dumps of used household appliances. The mountain road which wraps around the southeast corner of the island, an otherwise wild, beautiful place, is an endless heap of refrigerators and televison sets which had obviously been trucked and dumped there.
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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.