After flying across 9 time zones, riding more than 3000 kms and ‘sacrificing my butt’ to get a glimpse of the famous ‘sakura’ (Japanese cherry blossom), what do I find outside my own front door when I get home…….?
Maybe I should have really taken notice of Marcel Proust, when he said: the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Or my own aphorism of: looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace.
But I leave you with this caption-worthy Japanese sign I passed on the tiny island of Rebun.
If you have followed me on this extraordinary journey across Japan, thank you for your company. May your own wheels take you along the roads of life less travelled.