Thursday, December 24, 2009


At Byobugaura strata of Pleistocene continue more than 10km.In Japan we can rarely see landscape like this because of strong diastrophism.Cyosi city ,Chiba Pref.


Saturday, December 19, 2009


Mt.Komochi had been in activity 0.9-0.2 million years ago.
We can see dikes around the top of the mountain,which radiate in all directions,Shibukawa city,Gunma pref.

There are many volcanos in the center of Gunma pref.

MinoltaX700 rokkor28mm

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dam Reservoir on the Tenryu River

This reservoir appeared by construction of Funagira dam on the Tenryu River.Tenryu River has five dams,and Funagira dam is situated at the lowest reach of the five dams.

Recently all of these dams is filled up with gravel and sand,Hamamatsu city,Sizuoka pref.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Alder trees

Alder trees grow on wetland.
We can often see alder trees at moutain streem,too.

Tone river,Toride city,Ibaragi pref.

Fujica GS645 EBCfujinon45mm
NEOPANACROS100 Microdor-x

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Moonrise at Tega pond

Kasiwa city ,Chiba pref.

Fujifilm finepixf30

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Morning at Kofu Basin

Kofu Basin is surrounded by  mountains.
But the basin is flat,because stone and sand flowed from surrounding mountain accumulated on the bottom of the pool.Kofu city,Yamanashi pref.


Monday, October 12, 2009

River terrace and alluvial fan

The rice field is on the river terrace of Tenryu river.The easy slope seen at the center of the photo is alluvial fan.
This fan is made of stone and sand that flowed from mountain(Central Japan Alps),Komagane city,Nagano pref.

FUJIKAGS645 EBCfujinon45mm NEOPANACROS100 Microfine

landscape of Japan

Friday, October 02, 2009

Green tea farm on slope of mountain

Along Tenryuu river we can see green tea farm.Cultivation of tea is main industry ,because no flatland there.
Tatsuyama village,Sizuoka pref.


landscape of Japan

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Welded tuff

On the left bank of Tone river we can see vertical cliff.This is welded tuff from the volcano Mt.Akagi,Shibukawa city,Guma pref.

MimoltaX700 rokkor28mm Konicaminoltpan400 D76

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ota ,post-town on Nakasendo

Nakasendo was main route from Edo to Kyoto in Edo period(17-19C).
We can see old guest houses on both sides of the street,Minokamo city,Gifu pref.

Kyocerra slimT Konicaminoltapan400 D76

landscape of Japan

Monday, August 31, 2009


Suzugatake is a parasitic volcano of Mt.Akagi,Sibukawa city,Gunma pref.

MimoltaX700 rokkor28mm Konicaminoltpan400 D76

Monday, July 20, 2009

Pacific ocean seen from Byobugaura 

Byobugaura is called Dover of Orient.
Cyosi city ,Chiba Pref.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Meeting house in mountain village

This village is situated on the slope of valleyside of Tenryu river.
This village is in depopulated area ,and no children lives here.

The swing and slide in the photo will be never used forever.

Tatsuyama village ,Sizuoka Pref.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Idzura seashore

Idzura seashore is situated at
northernmost of Kanto area,along Pacific ocean.
This is sea cliff that consists of Tertiary rock.
Kitaibaragi city,Ibaragi Pref.

MinoltaX700 MCrokkor28mm NEOPANACROS100 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alternation of sandstone and mudstone

The alternation is deposit of debris flow on deep see floor.
Mt Kiyosumi,Amatsukominato town,Chiba Pref.

MinoltaSR101 rokkor28mm PLUS-X

landscape of Japan

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sugao pond

Sugao pond is one of prominent wetlands in Japan.Bando city,Ibaragi Pref.

Frexaret3 mirar80mm NEOPANACROS100

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Horizontal line seen from Tukuba mountainous region

This is horizontal line of Pacific ocean.
Ishioka city,Ibaragi Pref.

MinoltaX700 rokkor28mm NEOPANACROS100
   landscape of Japan

Monday, June 08, 2009

National road 418

The part of route 418 along Kiso river is too narrow to pass for car.
Yaotsu town,gifu pref.

MinoltaSR101 rokkor28mm PLUS-X

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tega river

Tega pond is situated near the center of Kanto plain.The east half of Tega pond was reclaimed after world war 2,and only a river remains now. It had been in sea until middle ages.
Kasiwa city,Chiba Pref.

Flexaret3 miror80mm NEOPANACROS100

Friday, May 15, 2009


In the Kanto plains Japanese Zelcova (Ulmaceae tree) and other trees are planted around farmhouse for protection against the wind,Souka city,Saitama Pref.

MinoltaSR101 ROKKOR28mm TRI-X

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trace of debris flow

Debris flow often occurs in Japan,because rock in Japan is very weak by geological activity.
Debris flow is called "snake-pass",for it seems as if snake is going.

Oto town ,Mie pref.


Sunday, March 08, 2009

Onaruto bridge

This bridge was built between Shikoku and Awaji island.Tidal current flowed from left to right this day.We can often see swirl here.
Naruto city,Tokushima Pref.

kyocerra slimT NEOPANACROSS100

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hackberry trees on riverbed

Kokai river,Toride city,Ibaragi pref.

MinoltaX700 rokkor28mm NEOPANACROSS100

Monday, January 05, 2009

Vegetation of mt. Takahara

This is forest on volcanic slope of mt.Takahara.Tall trees are hardwood (white birch,cherry,etc.).Short trees are fir.Fir trees will replace hardwoods.

Yaita city,Tochigi pref.

Minolta X700 rokkor28mm NEOPANACROSS100