These Walking Dreams: Day 114 (August 4, 2017)

Nopporo, Ebetsu → Kuriyama

Map of Hokkaido with author’s route from Nopporo, Ebetsu to Kuriyama highlighted. 🗺 Open map in GaiaGPS ⇝

A combined harvester works on a wheat field.

Ground-level view across a wheat field, with a large blue building on the side. 📍 Nopporo, Ebetsu

Sapporo ended with a razor edge, and when the sun came up and overpowered the glow of the city on the western horizon, all trace of its existence was gone. We were in wheat country, a doppelgänger of a Central European land but one built on an American scale, and we walked its straight roads, bewildered.

A can of coffee reads “Stylish, Intelligent, Luxurious. Keeps You Relaxed.” the initials of which combine for the brand name SILKY.

Manhole cover with trees, houses, and birds. 📍 Nanporo

A small, tracked planter parked by a green field. 📍 Naganuma

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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.