We have endured record snow fall in the northern Japanese city of Misawa this year with over 140 inches of snow blanketing us in a “big chill”. I, for one, am ready for the snow to end! I long to stroll the sands of my favorite beaches (Sand Dollar and Ship Wreck) and explore more of Mutsu Bay. Tomorrow is March 1st and while I know to expect snow to fall well into April, I still hope this last snowfall was it for 2021! And I wish upon my lucky sand dollars!
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A 7.1 earthquake on Feb. 13, 2021. We were in Sendai for the weekend. Scary feeling to have the Earth shake you up like that!
Torii and Rice
I truly love exploring the Tohoku Region of Northern Japan! This tori gate sits majestically in a rice field near Towada, Japan in Aomori Prefecture.
Cold snowy blizzard~ white blanket causing white out~ All remains silent. © 2021 Gregory Vessar. All Rights Reserved.
One of my favorite shots capturing Itsukushima Shrine tori gate from Miyajima Island in southern Japan. I took this photo during the summer of 2019. I miss traveling and moving about freely with little concern.
The snow began to fall in Misawa, Japan…and it has not stopped! We are setting records for snowfall!
Haiku #120 (Fuji-san)
Many people in Japan have noticed that the mighty Mt. Fuji, an active volcano, is absent a white snow cap this year. At this time last year and most years, Fuji san’s peak was covered with snow. The last time Fuji san erupted was in 1707, and it was devastating to Tokyo and surrounding areas. Some snow fell on Fuji a few weeks ago, but seemed to disappear rather quickly. Due to the volcano’s instability and the number of earthquakes Japan experiences, Mt. Fuji is monitored by experts 24 hours a day.
Winter snow has finally arrived in Misawa this year…with no end in sight!
Samurai, Kiwis, Brits, and Cowboys: A Thanksgiving Tale
Thoughts on a “Friendsgiving” of the past.
Woke up to a surprise dusting of snow in Misawa today! It continued to spit snow off and on all day. A bit too early for my liking! I guess it is that time of year and the snow will fall…in heaps all too soon!