Panorama : views of Amakusa, Japan

Source: The Voyageur

When you read about the Japanese landscape, it often comes with strange words of warning about its scale. Like if the writer was anticipating the traveler’s disappointment upon discovering its allegedly unassuming proportions. If we believe the myth that says Japan has been taken over by cities a long time ago, it only makes sense to believe that nature, if there’s still some of it, must be quite cramped in the space that remains. In the end, these half truths only reveal our own fantasies of a country we imagine minuscule in every sense, and whose geographic and urban realities ...

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