Kitakami Photoblog

Daily photos from Kitakami, a small town in Northern Japan, and its surroundings.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Forgotten shoes

Many Japanese drivers take their "dirty" shoes off before getting into their car and then wear "clean" ones inside - sometimes they just forget about the others.

Friday, May 26, 2006

The year of the rice

Empty and dry field, at the beginning of spring.

Flooded field, with newly planted rice-plants, during may.

Harvesting the ripe rice (October).


Or drying like this.


Or like this.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Strangely shaped cedar trees.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Good place

Outdoor bath at Namari Hot Spring, Hanamaki.

Old rope

Stony beach at the Goishi Coast, Iwate Prefecture.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Gardener's morning chat II

Why is his garden greener than our's?

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Rice planting season

Flooded rice-fields in the hills close to Kitakami.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Gardener's morning chat

They work there every day, cultivating millions of onions.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Lonesome house, longing for some company.

Maybe they will be friends?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Contrast to cherry blossom

Cancerous tree.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Last days of cherry blossom

Hanami lampions.

Waiting for somebody to sit on them.


Friday, May 05, 2006


Storage lake at Irihata dam, Geto mountains.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

More Hanami impressions


We prefer daffodils!

Saw this bike?

In lockstep.

... all from Tenshochi, Kitakami.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Hanami impressions

Kitakami, Tenshochi cherry avenue: officially the third most beautiful Hanami spot in Northern Japan.

Blue plastic - waiting.

Silk koi carps stretching across the Kitakami River.

Windy day. Lightweight dog.