It's been 13 years since I last stepped foot on the Land of the Rising Sun. Japan has always been a reunion of sorts for me. Meet and greet with all my friends and distant relatives. So when I started to travel specifically for photography, I didn't really think of going back. There were so many other photogenic places on the list. But this last trip awoke my desire to take a photographic journey throughout the whole country. A two-month backpacking trip from top to bottom during the "kouyou" changing of the colors Fall season would be amazing.