Journeys in Japan

Biei, Hokkaido: Layers of beauty in the Patchwork Hills

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The town of Biei lies in the heart of Hokkaido, cradled by the magnificent peaks of Mt. Tokachi. Surrounded by a colorful patchwork of fields and woodlands, it boasts an idyllic scenery that draws visitors from near and far. The patchwork effect is created by the colors of the various crops - potato, wheat, soybeans and the other plants grown here each season. Over the years, many people have come to Biei to photograph this enchanting landscape.
Sebastian Angel is a professional photographer from Colombia, who is keen to capture the scenery of Biei. He explores the area and meets the people living there, from well-established farmers to newcomers who have moved there recently. He also gets to understand what makes this area so fascinating to photographers.

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