Shikoku Part 1: The Weird Bits
3rd August 2015
My traveling companion Chad has a real knack for finding the most bizarre hidden gems in Japan.
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17th August 2015
Every time I’ve been in Shikoku, the mountains and the clouds put on the most fantastic, moody displays.
I can only remember the sun shining once on my way through inland Shikoku, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My first time there was just after a typhoon; the rivers were overflowing and everything was saturated to bursting with colour and a constantly dripping shine.
Minute to minute, the mountain landscape changes as clouds, fog and mist shift and compositions reassemble before your eyes. Rivers are at once a grandiose winding sight line to the horizon, and then suddenly a suggestive and shrouded secret as the fog rolls by.
I revisited several locations which I fondly remembered from my first trip, several years prior, and while they were no less beautiful they were completely unrecognisable.
Chad was very kind to put up with me wanting to stop every hundred metres and set up the camera over and over again. We spent about two days like this, and I could easily go back and spend another week there.
I hope to continue this project with a video next year.