I was thrilled. This lasting sense of anxiety is a sign that the exploration is going well.

Yusuke Kakuhata



The explorer, who says that exploration is not the exploration of blank part of the map, but is "the activity of going outside the system of human society," tries a grueling journey to a pitch-dark polar region where sunlight does not reach all day, the Arctic Circle in winter. In order to reconfirm the origin of human 's "life" that has got sodden up to the core by the benefits of civilization. When he lost the minimum equipment one after another and touched the sunlight again through the deathbed, he knew the initial movement of civilization and faith in his body. From a story of expedition, "A Travel In Polar Nights."


"December 2  2018

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"