Thursday, May 8, 2014

A SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN NORTH EAST JAPAN.

After leaving from Hirosaki castle. We stayed at south-Tamagawa  hot spring hotel in Akita.


    弘前城を去り、南玉川温泉の一軒宿に泊りました。 みかん色の温泉です。



Tamagawa river. 玉川です。



Tamagawa river too.



Then we went to Lake Tazawako.



Lake Tazawako and Mt.Komagatake.

田沢湖と秋田駒ケ岳です。


Mt.Komagatake. 秋田駒ケ岳です。



Then we arrived at Koiwai farm.

小岩井農場に着きました。


A row of cherry trees in full bloom at Koiwai farm.


A lone cherry tree and Mt.Iwatesan.

一本桜と岩手山です。


Zooming up. 一本桜です。



Mt.Iwatesan.  岩手山です。


Then we went to Kakunodate.


A park which was a site of old castle.

角館の城址公園です。


Then we arrived at Kitakami-Tenshouchi. We got on a sightseeing boat from Kitakami river side.

北上展勝地です。

Carp streamers, celebrating Children's day at 5th in May.

北上川に鯉のぼりが沢山、泳いでました。

Zooming up.


We looked many flowers in this tour.



Asian skunk cabbages. 水芭蕉です。



Zooming up.



Shirobana-Enreisoh. 白花延齢草です。



Apple trees in full bloom. 林檎園です。



Japanese Aucuba, male flowers. 青木の雄花です。



Female flowers and fruits. 雌花とその果実です。



A dog tooth violet. 片栗です。



Glaucidium. 白根葵です。























79 comments:

  1. MInoru様 雄大な大地。 豊かな水源。 美しい山並みを背景に太い幹に盛大に花を咲かせる一本桜の孤高。 可憐な花々。 それら自然を愛されるお気持ちがしっかり伝わってきます。 私は犬猫を撮る時は心を込められるのですが、美しい自然を前にしても ただ漫然と眺めるだけで、写真に撮ってもさっぱり絵になりません。 写真は心も写すようで、嘘はつけませんね。

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    1. Dear Anzu sama
       こんいちは。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。 この一本桜は約100本植えて、火山灰地のため、一本だけ残ったそうです。「最後の一葉」の小説を連想させてくれます。
       玉川からの温泉の水で田沢湖のクニマスが全滅しました。
      現地に行くと色々なドラマが待っているようです。

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    2. 一本桜の生命力の強さに励まされ。 繊細なクマニスの花の弱さに哀れを感じます。
      植物も環境の中、戦っているのですね。 できるだなら 守ってあげたいですね。
      様々なドラマは現地に行かれた方が知る特典ですね。 教えて頂きありがとうございました。

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    3. Dear Anzy sama.
      どういたしまして。

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  2. The rivers and lakes are so calm and pretty! They all look like priceless paintings to admire and I love them all. Spring is such a lovely time to take photographs. Are the Skunk cabbages edible?

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    1. Dear Twilight Man. Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like my post.
      We can not eat these cabbages.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  4. What beautiful countryside! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  5. You live in such a beautiful part of the world, Minoru, and you capture it so wonderfully.

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  6. Really very nice places...Beautiful nature as well as your photos...

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  7. I think (by observing at Tamagawa river) it is a slight resemblance with our river, Danube at Iron Gate ( on the Romanian -Serbian border) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Gates_natural_park

    Spectaculars views, once again, high mountains charming trees and flowers all over... I'd love to find out more about the carp streamers - what means in traditions... it's for luck I presume...
    Thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekend!!

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    1. Dear Alexa.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy that you like my post.There is a folk tale story that carp would become dragons,which express that parents hope their children would succeed in their lives.

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  8. A stunning landscape and wonderful photos of the flowers.

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  9. So many beautiful sights to see, gorgeous scenery and captures! Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Beautiful photos, I love the river shots their gorgeous.

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  12. Wonderful photography. The second shot is like a Japanese painting.

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  13. beautiful shots, but i love the "one cherry tree and mountain" the most.

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    1. Dear Photo Cache.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like my one cherry tree and mountain shot.

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  14. Oh, it is my dream to visit Tohoku some day, How wonderful to visit best season like in May♡♡♡ Your great pictures are so inviting (^_^)v
    PS> Thank so much for your url of 鬱金 cherry tree. I learnned something new p;)

    Sincerely from Yamaguchi, Miyako*

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    1. Dear Miyako sama.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel very happy you like my photos. I hope you will visit North East Japan in near future.

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  16. What a beautiful sightseeing tour you share! I love the views of the river, the lovely wildflowers and the colorful carp flags. I think my favorite shot is the one of the lone cherry tree with Mt. Iwatesan in the background.

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    1. Dear Pat.
      Thank you very much for your comment. The lone cheery tree remained there only. The soil contains many volcanic ash. Many cherry trees were withered, this treeremained only.

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  17. So much beautiful scenery there - everyone must be in Tokyo most of the time, for there to be so many uncrowded places for you to visit and photograph! :-) I love the carp flags, how colorful and fun! They almost give the flowers a run for their money when it comes to adding color and cheer to the lovely landscape! But the flowers win - so beautiful!!! I can almost smell their fragrance from here! :-)

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    1. Dear Laloofah.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like my photos. I also smell the flower fragrance. Thank you again.

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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    2. Dear Heather.
      I called on your blog.Wanted to write in your comment section. But I can not write the correct recitation letters.

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  19. Beautiful shots!! Especially the second one!!!

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  20. Beautiful series of photos!

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  21. You showed an amazing place. I can see that this is a very mysterious place but beautiful.
    Your photos are wonderful, as always.
    Have a happy weekend :)

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  22. Hello Minoru, I love the cherry trees and the views of the mountains and I always enjoy seeing your flowers. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. I love the misty photo of the river! And I am amazed at all the cherry trees in bloom! There are so many!!!! I didn't know that you have trilliums in Japan!! And dogtooths - although yours are purple, and ours are yellow - the shape is still the same!!!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I am very pleased that you know the wild flower names very well. Thanks again.

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  24. Spring really is here;) You are all beautiful Minoru. That beautiful celebration of children.
    Have a good weekend.
    a hug.

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  25. °✿彡º°。
    Paisagens lindíssimas, flores maravilhosas.

    ¸.•°❤❤彡º°。
    BOM FIM DE SEMANA!!
    .°º。✿
    Beijinhos carinhosos.
    ✿✿⊱.Brasil°º。✿° ·.

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  26. Japanese landscapes are so different from European ones... I know it might sound stupid but even parks are fascinating for me. So many plants we don't have here and thanks to the difference of climate their growth is also completely different. Beautiful views and perfect photographs!

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  27. Such a beautiful landscape! Your photos are gorgeous! I love the misty one but all are wonderful!

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  28. こんばんは
    ごめんなさい出遅れました。一本桜と岩手山は、絵になりますね。
    見たことないのですが、ブロ友さんの話では、三脚を立てたカメラマンがずらっと並ぶ場所だとか。
    この景色なら、三脚があっても、無くても写真に撮りますよね。
    桜が咲き、鯉のぼりが泳いで、いい季節でしたね。

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    1.  弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。 三脚を立てたカメラマンは多く無かったですが、一般のカメラマンは多かったです。岩手山と満開の桜を同時に写せるチャンスはあまり無いそうです。
       弘前の桜は少し遅く、北上の桜は終わってましたが、天気が良かったのが何よりでした。

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos. The scenery is stunning and the flowers are gorgeous! Wishing you a great week :)

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  30. Japan is one of the country (in addition to Spain) that I want to visit because of its connection to my country Philippines. These photos are breathtaking! #iheartmacro

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  31. Gorgeous captures. I definitely want to visit Japan someday.

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    1. Dear Shey.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you will come to Japan in near future.

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  32. すごーい!圧倒されそうな景色ばかり。こいのぼりもいっぱい!連休の旅でしたか? 水芭蕉と聞くと、勝手に歌が出てきます。 一軒家とかどうしたら泊まれるのかしら?オレンジ色の温泉って、どんなのかしら?有馬温泉と泉質が似てるのでしょうか?

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      こんばんは。旅行に行ってました。 旅館は旅行会社がとって呉れました。淡いみかん色の温泉でした。有馬温泉はまだ行った事が有りません。
       部屋に露天風呂が付いていましたが、寒くて一度だけ入りました。

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  33. Olá Minoru, lindas imagens, amei cada detalhe!!! Maravilha !!!! Uma abençoada semana.
    Doce abraço Marie.

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    1.  Dear Algodao.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Sorry I can not write your name correctly.

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  34. Such lovely view.

    Thank you for sharing, as always Minoru :)

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      Thank you very much for your comment.

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  35. So scenic! Your wildflowers are very beautiful and I LOVE the cherry blossoms!

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  36. Such a wonderful landscape!!! I very much like the picture of the lone cherry tree and the Mt. Iwatesan, but also the flying fishes and your beautiful macros of all these pretty flowers!!! The one with the dog tooth helps me a lot, because in the garden of a friend grows a mysterious, little, yellow lily, nobody knows what it is and now I think it could be a dog tooth, too :)
    Thank you for that post & Have a wonderful and great time!!!

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    1. Dear Katrin.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I feel happy you like my post. And It's pleasure that you find the same kind of flower in my post. The dog tooth violet color is mainly purple in Japan,but imported ones are yellow color. I like both of them.

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  37. How beautiful this place is! and you took lovely photos.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  38. I just love all the beautiful and peace photos there. As always I like the carp streamers swimming freely above the sky.

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