I came back to Japan. I rented a mini van and covered 5,000 km.
For 6 weeks I lost myself on the roads between Tokyo, Kobe, Tottori and Hiroshima.

Tanegashima 1543.
(From the brush of the bonze Nampo Bushi)
In year 12 of the Tembun era, a large boat anchored in Nishimura Cove. It was impossible to know which country it had come from. It carried by a hundred men. Their face was different from ours and they did not know our language. All those who saw them found them strange...
Nicolas Bouvier - Chroniques Japonaises

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