Aki 秋

I solo-travelled to Hokkaido during autumn with one goal: to reach the northernmost point of Japan.

I met wonderful people along the way and experienced many firsts – climbed Mount Asahi (spontaneously), shared a king crab feast with a stranger, walked over 8 km distance in the middle of nowhere at night with just a phone as flashlight, stopped by a small family restaurant on the hill while cycling around vast fields of Biei to have a home-cooked curry rice.

Many pictures taken, but these are some favorites.

Third Prize in Portugal, shortlisted in Greece

My travel video, Roads of Himalayas picked up Third Prize at the fourth edition of Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival in Sesimbra, Portugal. This also marked its European premiere, along with my Japan travel video, Natsu 夏, which was also shortlisted in the festival.

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In addition to the screening in Portugal, Roads of Himalayas is also shortlisted and will be screened at The International Short Tourism Film Festival during YPERIA International Convention on Culture and Tourism 2015 in Greece.