Nature Photo Challenge <Day 1> : Ashura-no-nagare in Japan

July 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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A friend nominated me for a 7-day Nature Photo Challenge on Facebook, and I thought I might as well share my pictures here on my blog!

Today's picture was taken at Ashura-no-nagare (阿修羅の流れ) of the Oirase Stream (奥入瀬渓流) in Aomori Prefecture (青森県) in the northern part of Honshu (本州) in Japan. Oirase is near Lake Towada (十和田湖) and is a picturesque mountain stream with cascading waterfalls. It is one of Japan's most popular destination for fall foliage from late October through early November, although I also love the lush green in the summer, as seen in the picture.

The name "Ashura" here was derived from Buddhism and Hinduism: the lowest ranks of deities or demigods who tend to be wicked and evil. This famous spot was so named for its torrents and rapids.

The travel bug is definitely biting. Who wants to join me on a trip?


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