Minamisōma, Fukushima → Marumori, Miyagi

Map of Tōhoku with author’s route from Minamisōma, Fukushima to Marumori, Miyagi highlighted. 🗺 Open map in GaiaGPS →

A white house made of a shipping container. 📍 Sōma, Fukushima

A steel blue Mazda-Go three-wheeled pickup truck in evening light. 📍 Sōma, Fukushima

When Mazda dreams of itself, it dreams perhaps of the three-wheelers, without which there would be no Le Mans to dream of, no sun-dappled mountain roads for Miatas. The three-wheel Mazda-Go, in 1931, was Mazda’s first vehicle, and they kept making them for 40 years. This, the T2000, was the last, a Japanese giant hornet to the European honeybee of a Piaggio Ape, good for two tons. Don’t bring a trailer: it’s got one.

A white “kura”, a traditional Japanese storehouse, in the night.

Green hydrangeas in the garden of a traditional Japanese house, with the Moon visible in the night sky. 📍 Marumori, Miyagi

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.