I would like to thank all the mountains I walked in 2019.

There is a poem I’ve left a note from a movie I saw in my early teens. Only recently I’ve come to think about its meaning.

Self-Pity

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.

A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.

— David Herbert Lawrence


This year I was indebted to a lot for long trips such as the Izu Islands and Hokkaido.

Even if I cut off every trip I seemed to be dreaming and I think that I was certainly taught how to travel a new way from various things.

I thank you for all the encounters at all. See you next year!

All photos are taken by Ryuichi Okumura, and under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


My 2017 was the nature. It was a year that various coincidences overlapped, I was fascinated by the mountains and the mountains saved me. Every scenery was so beautiful in the mountains where they seemed to accept anything, and I feel I could have experienced a lot of fresh and interesting feelings.

I didn’t know its charm after all, but now the mountains where I want to walk doesn’t run out, and I just appreciate various encounters.

All photos are taken by Ryuichi Okumura, and under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


It’s time to look back and share the places I did and done in 2016 year with the photos I took. This year I visited several places in Japan such as Ibaraki, Saitama, and Kyoto. I especially went to Kyoto twice in a year, and Ibaraki was the first time to me. I hope I can go to places I haven't done yet in 2017.

All photos are taken by Ryuichi Okumura, and under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

May. 4, 2016
“I made a wreath of hydrangea with my wife, and gave it to my mother on Mother’s Day. It really was best quality.”

Ryuichi Okumura

Software Engineer, walking Japan mountains and paths to know Japan.

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