This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Lake Edzuko, Kumamoto

 Starting the new year watching the first sunrise is an old tradition in Japan. Of course this should be done on January 1st, but we postponed ours a bit. On January 4th we got up at 3 am to drive south and see the sun rise over Edzuko Lake in Kumamoto. The water of the lake starts "steaming" when cold, moist air drifts over the slightly warmer surface. Sunshine adds the golden glow.

 オオバン, Coots

and egrets

Bird of the day:   セグロセキレイ, Japanese Wagtail

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