Gunma - An Unstoppable Energy
In early spring, Australian cyclist Zac Reynolds rides through Gunma Prefecture. Starting from the capital Maebashi, he sees a 5th century ritual atop an ancient king's burial mound before cycling up the Tone River to Itakura, famous for its catfish. In Kanna-town, he meets a master blacksmith whose hand-crafted blades are in demand nationwide. Finally, in the mountain village of Nanmoku, he talks with a young man revitalizes the area backed by the encouragement and advice of its energetic elderly inhabitants.
An ancient ritual atop a prehistoric royal tomb
Catfish nets on a placid river
Meeting a master of hand-crafted blades
A cheery group of ladies picking cabbages