Cycling around Lake Kasumigaura, Ibaraki
Thank-you for introducing us to this intriguing part of Japan Gianni. Your writing and photos are superb. Wherever one travels there is something exciting to see it seems. In addition to the movie you shared about rice growing, the book ‘Memories of Wind and Waves’ by Junichi Saga (translated by Juliet Carpenter Winters) contains compelling stories about the traditional fisher-people of Lake Kasumigaura. There lives were also tough by modern standards. These glimpses into the past make you appreciate what we have today and also what has been lost.
How beautiful, Gianni. I love the Bodhisattva protecting travelers.