25.9.2011 Niigata

Posted by on 25 September 2011

People started to harvest this year’s rice paddies, they cut and dry it. The whole day long I walked along the coast, and had lots of opportunities to see the rice farmers working. In this area the rice is cut and dried still very often by hand, without machines, as it was traditionally done in former times. A steel blue sky, and a soft breeze offered perfect preconditions for all outdoor sportsmen, who gave it their best shot today.

Today’s calendar:

Weather: Sunny 25 °C

Distance: From Sasagawanagare to Murakami

Accommodation: Ryokan

Positive: A beautiful, sunny day

Negative: Nothing

Today’s quotation: The face that looks back to me from a Japanese mirror is somehow different from the one I know.