Earlier in July 2017, Katsu shared similarly breathtaking photos from another festival held in the same town of Furubira, featuring the Tengu no Hiwatari event.
Photography isn’t Katsu’s only talent – he is also the guitarist, engineer, and sound producer for the music project laufen, which aims to create music with a “Hokkaido-esque sound” that “will still be around in 10, even 20 years.” The video above is the official theme song for the Shiretoko Fantasia – Aurora Fantasy event, by laufen.
Along with creating music and participating in live musical events, Katsu works with those trying to share Hokkaido’s charm and appeal, by photographing the prefecture’s gorgeous sights and covering events.
Japan has so much more to offer outside of Tokyo, and maybe after seeing Katsu’s work you’ll think about taking a trip up north to Hokkaido for your next visit to Japan!
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