If you know of any musicians in Hokkaido, let Claire know via her website.
Haidee and I had the pleasure of meeting Claire Press today in Sapporo. Claire is a British cycle-tourist, currently on an open-ended plan-as-you-go cycle journey (https://www.thebicycletracks.com/). She started in Australia around 6 months ago, and most recently cycled through Indonesia.
She arrived in Japan a few weeks ago, and has traveled up to Hokkaido to explore this northern part of Japan before heading south. We met up with her for lunch, and then an excursion to the local outdoor shop (where Haidee and I were planning on going).
Claire’s big purchase: an altimeter/barometer. “A completely non-essential luxury item,” she said. “But so motivating as you’re grinding away up a big pass.”
I certainly could not agree more (https://www.14degrees.org/day-734-china-qinghai-qinghai-detour-part-iii-from-o-po-pass-to-o-po/).