Tuesday, September 29, 2009

From Kanose into the Mountains

After leaving Kanose, Niigata prefecture, Don and I cycled up the Agano River valley in the direction of neighboring Fukushima prefecture. Farmers were out harvesting this year's rice crop and tying the stalks into sheaves. The autumn bloomer "cosmos" (秋桜; akizakura, or "autumn cherry") lined the road and lent the passage a delicate beauty.

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