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Tour de Nippon in Akita / Tazawako

Tazawako, Akita located in Northern Japan is filled with green trees, blue water and mountain vegetables. Lumber is plenty, the pine trees being used for building and the maple trees to make beautiful baskets. Occasionally, rising from the... »STORY

Photography: Cameron Allan Mckean
Photography: Cameron Allan Mckean

A lingering face in the void | Akita Mountain Hunters 3

There is no light outside. It is a dense and timeless blackness, pregnant with the unknown and fear; the kind of landscape... »STORY

Photography: Cameron Allan Mckean
Photography: Cameron Allan Mckean

The sharp end of a steel knife | Matagi / Akita Mountain Hunters 2

The bear-hunting matagi of northwestern Japan have always been locked in a violent embrace with the mountains. It's a loving war... »STORY

Photography: Cameron Allan Mckean
Photography: Cameron Allan Mckean

The wrath of a mountain | Akita Mountain Hunters 1

A bitterly cold wind lashes the faces of three hunters as they struggle through thigh-deep snow. Wearing bear-skin coats... »STORY