Daily photos from Kitakami, a small town in Northern Japan, and its surroundings.
... and tomorrow we leave for Europe, were we'll stay for two and a half weeks. See you in March!
Cute racing beetle
This beetle is really a racing car, with only one seat inside, and special tyres and seatbelts.
... and yesterday afternoon
Daylight is fading ...
...at Geto Ski Resort, near Kitakami. Nightskiing is possible until 9 pm, under lots of strong flood lights along the slopes.
New hope ...
Freshly fallen snow on a rice field. Will winter finally come?
My very friendly japanese teacher offers me a snack for each lesson, usually tea or coffee with some fine japanese sweets specialities. This was today's snack, tea with mochi, a soft, very sticky kind of rice cake, this one filled with anko, sweet bean paste, wrapped in a bamboo leaf in a traditional way. In the beginning, I found mochi a very strange thing to eat, but the more I eat it, the more I like it.