Kaede, Yลซbari, Hokkaido โ†’ Niniu, Shimukappu, Hokkaido

Map of Hokkaido with authorโ€™s route from Yลซbari to Shimukappu highlighted. ๐Ÿ—บ Open map in GaiaGPS โ†’


Several melonkuma, or melon-bears, cartoon melon with the head of a bear, on a white wall. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿˆ Kaede, Yลซbari, Hokkaido


A woman selling melons looks at a crate labelled โ€œYลซbari Melonโ€.

Closeup of the melons in the crate.

Closeup of one of the melons cut in half, showing its bright orange flesh. ๐Ÿ“ Noborikawa, Yลซbari, Hokkaido

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.