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Kamikōchi, Nagano, Japan

arelativenewcomer: Some more snowy shin-hanga this time from the 1920s and 1930s. There is hardly anything as difficult to capture in a two-dimensional representation as the falling snow. It distorts the perspective; depending on the weather wind and lighting it either makes the landscape whirl frenetically or renders it unnaturally still. Kawase Hasui somehow manages to convey both frenzy and stillness. From top to bottom: Snow at Ueno Toshogu Shrine 1929 [source]; Spring Snow at Kiyomizu…


B-sides: Kamikōchi, Nagano, Japan   上高地, 長野県 21-22/9/2014...


The tallest mountain in the Northern Japan Mt Oku-hotakadake from Kamikōchi

Hiking in Kamikōchi - The Japanese Alps: Mt. Yake (焼岳) - Adventures of Anette

Kamikochi (上高地, Kamikōchi) is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps of Nagano Prefecture, offering some of Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery. It is open from mid/late April until November 15 and shuts down during winter. In 2014, Kamikochi was open from April 18 to November 15. #Japan

Kamikochi, Nagano, Japan Kamikōchi is a remote mountainous highland valley within the Hida Mountains range. It has been preserved in its natural state within Chūbu-Sangaku National Park: