Shikoku Forest

If you come from Europe (like me), you hear forest and you think about lovely trails, relaxing walks for the weekend, picking up mushrooms in autumn, playing under the shadow in summer. When I was a kid we used to go the nearby forest, park the car and just wander around, without realizing that much of what was there was maintained for hundred of years. Totally different story in Japan, you can’t just go there and have a relaxing walk. You come to realise that – when left untouched – Nature is rarely your friend, especially in tropical areas.