Again the Niseko Pizza bus rolls into Fuji Rock and again Cezar twists my arm to come along for the sleepless adventure that is 7000 pizzas in 5 days.
Without question the La Andy crew are the busiest in the business of food at Fuji. They are flat strapped from the day before the gates open until the last of the crowd loads onto busses back to Tokyo. The boys manage almost no sleep (about 3 hrs a night) and Cezar actually chooses not to sleep. Music is the motivational substance of choice along with redbull and a constant stream of coffee heading from the front of the bus to the kitchen in the back.
The bus is a focal point for everyone converging from the campsite for breakfast (for the now famous Bacon & Egg Rolls – which aren’t actually rolls at all) plus everyone arriving for the day or transiting through the festival entrance. 24hrs a day there’s people camped, in various states of consciousness, in and around the bus taking in the show!
Here’s a few pics from this years Fuji Rock adventure with Niseko Pizza.
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I finally made the pilgrimage to the most summited mountain on earth. Together with hundreds of brightly clad enthusiasts we hiked from the 5th station on Fuji, stayed overnight at 3500m and then made the morning hike to the summit and walked around the crater.
More of a pilgrimage than a hike but all together an experience of a lifetime. Watched the sunrise from the highest point I’ve ever been, scored an epic blue bird day, amazing views and didn’t get too sunburnt (almost).
Made the mission to Mt Fuji a couple of weeks ago. The hike was awesome (post to follow soon) but the surrounds of Mt Fuji are just as interesting. We spent a couple of days exploring the 5 lakes region around the base of Fuji – the highlight was certainly the modes of transport – battery powered bikes! All time!
An array of images that never saw the light of day get to see the light of day, These images are ones that i don’t think I have ever used before, all HDR and just images of around the Kutchan area, with a few other randoms… I just went through my archives and thought, never used that one, don’t think I’ve used that either, or that one, that one is also Largely Unseen…
AMAZING SPRING SEASON TO SUMMER – Niseko and Hokkaido BC We had really amazing spring season too with April pow at Hokkaido BC, and melting snow with cherry blossom flowers in Niseko. Now we are having potato flowers all over the farm field in Niseko where is famous for potato and rice farming and other summer vegetables. It is true that Niseko is not only winter vacation place to visit but also we can find many of beautiful colours through 4 seasons! Now it’s time to do more of hiking and taking photos in Niseko! We are starting new summer activities! Please check out our website : http://www.nisekophotography.com/summer-tours.php Let’s go for hiking and take photos!!!!!!
I wandered down to Country Resort this morning to sample some delicious Gaijin pan! Julian has a passion for pan and I can vouch for delicious bread and a perfect Sunday morning. Breakfast was toasted assorted breads, fresh local marmalade and honey and of course, coffee!
Gaijin Pan is only open on Sunday mornings from 8am and stays open until the bread is gone and the crowds wander home. Definitely worth a morning walk!
Well I’ve been enjoying a bit of sun after the winter to end all winters in Niseko this year. A month in Indonesia does the trick and as such TheSpud has been a bit quiet… To kick off for summer here’s a quick post from Bali. A quick bit of island hopping – Hokkaido, Honshu, Bali, Gilles and back again…