This is the second year I have participated in the guided hike to Ashitaka Suijinja Temple with the same guide. Last year it was rainy and cool, but this year we had a beautiful sunny day. This year the guide had the emergency vest plus he wore a helmet!
I shouldn't have been surprised to see men sweeping the stream. Everything is kept neat and clean in Japan.
One hearing impaired man was on the hike and several of the other hikers knew Japanese sign language.
This is a wasabi farm.
The entrance to the Temple grounds.
The dragonfly landed and didn't want to fly away.
Do you notice anything about the guy on the right? I often see Japanese people doing this and I am always amazed. He is resting with his feet flat and his behind is about one inch from the ground. I cannot do this. Can you?