Reflections on Water is the latest blog linky party theme. I have taken the reflection to be more the meaning of serious thought than the meaning of seeing an image in water like a mirror.
There are of course a few Gotochi cards that feature water and I will showcase the ones that I have here. The first picture I have for you is from Miyagi Prefecture. Miyagi and Yamagata share a border, and on the border is a mountain. Mount Zao, a famous ski resort and part-time volcano is the mountain in question. There is an onsen town in Yamagata and the mountain is also famous for Winter Snow Monsters. Zao is actually shown on two different Gotochi cards, one from Yamagata and one from Miyagi (below).
This is the Okama Crater Lake, also known as the Five Colour Pond as it changes colour
depending on the weather.
This lake is beautiful, but even in summer, this part of the mountain is very cold. The mountain is being watched rather carefully these days as there has been some recent volcanic activity.
Here are a few postcards of the lake so you can decide if the Gotochi card captures the view well or not.
Kenroku-en is one of the three Great Gardens of Japan. It is a truly beautiful place in Ishikawa Prefecture. I have visited it twice and it has never failed to impress me. The view on the card below is of the Kotoji Toro, the lantern with two legs. (Three is the usual in Japan) This view is one of the most famous of Kenroku-en.
Below I have included a postcard view of the actual park in Kanazawa and two personal photographs. ( I apologize for not being able to put up postcards, but it seems that my filing system is not perfect!) It takes hours to walk through and see everything. There are museums and historic homes in the park as well. It is very much a place worth visiting.
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