I will be hitchhiking from the Kyushu in the south to Hokkaido in the north over the next 30 days.
The aim of this creative project is to document everyday on the road hitchhiking and put those sequences all together into a full length film. At the end of the trip, I will have a video that will not only entertain but will give you a good look at Japan from the point of view of a hitchhiker.
I know this will be an interesting month because I've done this before. In 2003, I hitchhiked from Wakkanai, the northern most tip of Hokkaido to Kagoshima in a month. It was one of the most incredible experiences in my life and the video I made of that experience has been aired on Japanese TV as well as local channels in the USA in 2004.
Like with the video series I produce on YouTube, this will have loads of information and adventure.
This Kickstarter project is aimed not just at fans of my YouTube series but anyone who wants to take an adventure in a far away land.
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ONLYinJAPANWAORYU
Risks and challenges
Risks include problems with my health or possible crime on the road.
But rain or shine, I'll be out there.
There is always risk when hitchhiking, but I've done this over 20 times without incident and by the end of this trip, you will get a sense of how safe Japan is.
I have stopped all other projects to dedicate my life on this for the next 6 weeks to make sure I can complete everything from start to finish.
- (29 days)