Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Japanese Alps

Tram to the top

Great views

Beautiful country

The higher we climb, the more snow we see

Gorgeous mountains
The Japanese Alps is a series of mountain ranges in Japan which bisect the main island of Honshu.  The name was coined by William Gowland, the "Father of Japanese Archaeology," and later popularized by Reverend Walter Weston (1861–1940), an English missionary for whom a memorial plaque is located at Kamikochi , a tourist destination known for its alpine climate. When Gowland coined the phrase, however, he was only referring to the Hida Mountains.

At the top we looked out over the Owakkudani Valley. Driving through in March 2017, we saw three feet of snow, beautiful scenery and a light snow fall! Very beautiful vistas!! Very inspiring and I am sure will inspire my next series of art!!

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