When people think of Yosemite National Park; even if they have never been they have images of majestic rocks and waterfalls in their mind. When people think of Japan’s National Parks they have images of? Well, . . . nothing! But with this issue of Papersky we’re out to change that, because we love Japan’s National Parks and we want more people to be able to appreciate their natural beauty and long cultural histories.
We thought the best place to begin our mission of bringing light and vision to Japan’s National Parks was Kyushu. Home to live volcanoes, towering mountains, a plethora of small islands, bursting of rivers and swelling of fresh water Kyushu is ALIVE!!!! Kyushu’s main island is home to four National Parks: The Saikai National Park (Nagasaki), The Unzen-Amakusa National Park (Kumamoto, Nagasaki), The Aso-Kujyu National Park (Oita, Kamamoto) and the enormous Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park (Miyazaki, Kagoshima).
We loaded up our GORDON MILLER motors van and packed ourselves as well as our guests; handwriting genius Chalkboy and the traveling vegetable man Teppei (Micotoya) and headed off to explore Kyushu’s National Parks.