Japan, Nature, Otawara & Nasu (local area)

Summer & Hydrangea

Summer in this area is hot and humid, and nothing says summer like Hydrangeas (Ajisai in Japanese) here.  There are so many in the lane-ways and parks around the town.  All colors, and sizes and shapes.  Its incredibly pretty.  I read somewhere there are over 70 different types of Hydrangea, we certainly have a lot of them here.. The colors…

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Japan, Otawara & Nasu (local area)

Ima Cheese delights in Nasu

Ima is a local cheese farm in the Nasu area. I cant believe I’ve been here almost 6 years and only just found it – especially given my love of cheese..  Anyway they make cow & goat cheese in a number of styles.. Including washed rind cheeses, and fresh cheeses.  I also read somewhere that one of the Japanese airlines…

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Nature, Otawara & Nasu (local area)

Late Spring

I love this time of year, end of spring, beginnings of summer.  Maybe the weather isn’t so stable, but on the fine days its lovely to walk or cycle around, lots of color and everything is lush and green.. Nature at its best.  I usually cycle around on the weekend doing my shopping and often stop to take a picture…

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