Thanks to all my sponsors for helping me out on trips like this one!  Intuition Liners for making my touring boots stiff and warm.  LaraBar for supplying me with endless mini bars to stash in all my pockets.  Darn Tough socks for being the best wool socks ever.  And thanks to my friends for putting up with a camera in their faces.  Luckily Japan is one of the most accepting places to have a camera out all the time anyway.