Friday, December 26, 2008


Mt. Takahara is a mountain in northern Tochigi prefecture, which stopped it's volcanic activity about 0.1 million years ago .

Valley of the photo is former crater.

Obsidian is yielded in Mt. Takahara. At Kenngamine in left part of the photo, a old stone age mine of obsidian has been found .

Stone tools made of obsidian yielded in Mt. Takahara are found in many parts of the Kanto area.

Minolta X700 NEOPANACROSS100

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Floodplain forest of Tone river

Most of those trees are hackberry trees. These trees were planted.,Toride city,Ibaragi Pref.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Bato Kannon(stone statue)

This statue was put along old road in Edo period(18~19C),for a memorial service for horses that carried people and load,Cyosi city ,Chiba Pref.,central Japan.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Villege on mountainside

The geology of this villege is shist.Shist is apt to change to clay,so landslide occurs in moutainside like this villege.On lindslide people can cultivate soil easily.
Koyadaira villege,Tokushina Pref.,southwest Japan
kyocerra SlimT NEOPANACROSS100

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ravine made by encroachment of river

This river has encroached on weak rock(green shist)for a long time,so the ravine like this has been made.We can see wide river terrace on both side of the river. Oto town,Mie Pref. central Japan

Saturday, May 03, 2008

A deserted house in moutain villege

Recently many sucessors of family in Japanese mountain villege migrate to city.So we can see deserted houses like this photograph,Koyadaira villege ,Tokusiha Pref.
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Thursday, January 03, 2008

afforested trees in valley

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This is forest of cryptomeria.This forest is well cared.We can see Cryptomeria only in east Asia and Japan.Cryptomeria is old plant that appeared on earth in Mesozoic.Cryptomeria belongs to the same class of Sequoia in America,Ome city,Tokyo Metropolis