Roads & Kingdoms

Aug 27

The Mock Funerals of Santa Marta

Deep in Galicia, devout Spaniards who have cheated death in the past year are paraded around in coffins to give thanks to God and to the miraculous sister of Lazarus. 

Convenience store oden stew, at a Lawson’s in Hakodate. A far cry from the U.S. variants, with their microwaveable hot pockets and chicken nuggets left to die under heating lamps. #rkjapan

Convenience store oden stew, at a Lawson’s in Hakodate. A far cry from the U.S. variants, with their microwaveable hot pockets and chicken nuggets left to die under heating lamps. #rkjapan

Chips #rkjapan

Chips #rkjapan

Aug 26

My Uncle, Catolicos Zareh I of the Holy See of Cilicia

Boston-born songwriter and poet Arto Vaun travels to Beirut to find a deeper truth about a relative he never met.

I am not nearly suave enough to use this restroom in Niseko #rkjapan

I am not nearly suave enough to use this restroom in Niseko #rkjapan

Aug 25

Behold, Sushi Ranger #rkjapan

Behold, Sushi Ranger #rkjapan

The best part of photographing local produce in Hokkaido is having friends cook it afterwards. Here is Haruko’s simple and ingenious combination of shiso leaf (dipped in rice and potato flour batter and then fried) and lotus root (thinly sliced, then deep fried). #rkjapan

The best part of photographing local produce in Hokkaido is having friends cook it afterwards. Here is Haruko’s simple and ingenious combination of shiso leaf (dipped in rice and potato flour batter and then fried) and lotus root (thinly sliced, then deep fried). #rkjapan

Aug 24

People go to Hakodate Mountain to see the city below and the floodlights of the squid fleet on the water. Turns out last night there was also a fireworks festival across the bay, complete with this vaguely phallic squid-shaped firework. #squidcity #rkjapan

People go to Hakodate Mountain to see the city below and the floodlights of the squid fleet on the water. Turns out last night there was also a fireworks festival across the bay, complete with this vaguely phallic squid-shaped firework. #squidcity #rkjapan

At a community farm outside of Hakodate, two brothers square off in a soccer game while their parents weigh the potatoes they all picked. Kid in blue made that face every time he got close to the ball. #rkjapan

At a community farm outside of Hakodate, two brothers square off in a soccer game while their parents weigh the potatoes they all picked. Kid in blue made that face every time he got close to the ball. #rkjapan

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