Shizukuishi, Iwate โ†’ Omisaka Trailhead, Mount Iwate

Map of Iwate prefecture with authorโ€™s route from Shizukuishi to Omisaka Trailhead highlighted. ๐Ÿ—บ Open map in GaiaGPS โ†’

A childโ€™s drawing of a train captioned โ€œSlow Train, Slow Lifeโ€.

A three-dimensional model of Mount Iwate, showing the traild leading to its crater.

A black Mazda RX-7 sports car in a parking lot under dark grey clouds. ๐Ÿ“ Shizukuishi, Iwate

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.