Michaelangelo from Bristol.
Things that seem to help with hitchhiking: -Signs with serif lettering. -A hi-vis/fluorescent jacket. -Rolled-up sleeves/bare forearms.
Japan: 3100 km moving between and around Shikoku, Shimane, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, the Amami islands and Yakushima.
Much of this is detailed on my blog (March-May 2012)
Longest lift: Fukuoka to Kagoshima (282km)
Longest wait: 6 hours in Yakushima.
9800 km Around Norway (started in Oslo), Germany and back to the UK.
This trip was inspired by and is dedicated to Taylor Booth.
74 lifts, average distance 132km.
Longest one-day distance: Oslo-Bremen (1045km)
Longest lift: Malmö - Cologne (795 km)
June 2015 Basel-Peckham Notes
Madrid-Lisbon and back Notes
August 2016 Madrid-London Excerpt
June 2017 Madrid-Galicia and back 
August 2018: Madrid-London and back.
July-August 2019: 8000+km through France,Belgium,Holland,Ireland,Wales,England,Germany,Poland,Lithuania,Denmark,Spain.