Walk with Craig across Japan

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Are you up for a vicarious walk across Japan starting tonight?

Craig Mod – writer of Roden and Ridgeline newsletters – is inviting people to join him on his durational walk 500km from Tokyo to Kyoto. It starts when he turns 40 at midnight tonight and he will walk daily until the end of November.

He is asking people to sign up and respond to daily walk newsletters with some kind of action that will be turned into a book of the walk.

To explain:

Each day I’ll send out one photograph and a 200-words-or-fewer missive. It’s meant to be visual, short and punchy. A Low Impact™ email. Something you’ll be happy to peek at.

It’s going to be weird! We’ll meet strange folks! Eat pizza toast! Walk along highways! Play some pachinko! Smoke disconcertingly cheap, unfiltered cigarettes! (OK, maybe not that last one.)

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Craig Mod has form doing this so it should be enjoyable and an interesting journey to a part of the world that I'd love to visit.

Here is his essay on the project containing many more details and how to subscribe.