Kitakami Photoblog

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

Friday, October 31, 2008

Ripening rice

... and its wonderful golden-green color all over the landscape.
See here how it will be harvested.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

More new houses

I will never understand why they are built so very close to each other. And it's a pity that little by little, so many rice paddies in Kitakami are eaten up by those new housing areas.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Old mountains and new plastic houses

Close to Kitakami, Iwate.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Meanwhile, rice harvest is almost over in Northern Japan, but on our recent trip it just had started, so in many rice paddies, we saw scarecrows - but modern ones like these are quite rare.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Red spider lilly (Lycoris radiata)

This flower, higanbana in japanese, in autumn is omnipresent in Japan.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tatami room

... where we had the pleasure to stay during our September trip to Iwate.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Army of water striders

... in the Kitakami Poem Park.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Susuki in the morning mist

Friday, October 17, 2008

More susuki grass

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Autumn grass (Miscanthus sinensis)