Treasures of Hokuryu Town

  • February 7, 2024

Snowy landscape reminiscent of outer space

February 7, 2024 (Wed.) Snowy mountains, snowy fields, and snowdrops, all woven together by the falling snow, create a snowy landscape. The world depicted by the interplay of light and shadow is like outer space! It is as if we are flying through time, becoming the wind and flying through space.

  • February 6, 2024

Morning sun turning the winter sky orange

Tuesday, February 6, 2024: The morning sun, like the light from a snow cave, turns the winter sky with snow clouds into a soft orange color on this winter morning. It is a mystical moment when one's heart becomes calm, gentle, and light! Such a divine moment to encounter [...].

  • February 5, 2024

Rainbow Sun

Monday, February 5, 2024 The moment when the big, round sun shone with seven colors of light! What a wonderful and mysterious light of the sun! Glittering all living things and filling everything with warmth [...].

  • January 26, 2024

the flash of a blue sky and a white sun

Friday, January 26, 2024 A white sun shining in the clear blue sky! The white sun's rays of sunlight, which seem to tell the story of a clean, untainted whiteness, shone out with a keen intensity, and for a moment it felt as if an intense flash of energy power was pouring into my entire body [...].

  • January 23, 2024

Six Flowers" where the six roots are sharpened

Tuesday, January 23, 2024, "Six Flowers" landed on the window on a bitterly cold morning when the temperature was 11 degrees below zero. Six crystalline ice flowers descending from the snowy sky. The white ice flowers shimmer like diamonds in the twilight before sunrise [...].

  • January 22, 2024

A hazy, hazy night with a sine moon

Monday, January 22, 2024: A hazy, hazy moonlit night with the waxing moon (age 5.6) toward fullness, enveloped in a haze of mist. The character "Oboro" in "Dragon" in the "Tsuki" section suggests a phantom like a dragon swirling and dancing in the hazy moonlit night.

  • January 19, 2024

Wall of snow piled up on the side of the road

January 19, 2024 (Friday) The high walls of snow piled up by the side of the road after the snow has been removed show how much snow has accumulated. The rays of light falling through the gaps between the walls of snow are reflected on the surface of the snow and shine brightly [...].

  • January 16, 2024

Town's snow removal operations to protect the town's winter life

Tuesday, January 16, 2024, amidst the continuous snowfall, each household in the town is engaged in daily snow removal work. The town government's snowplow trucks, the town's construction companies' snow removal operations, and each household's snow shoveling work, all make for a daily struggle with the snow. No matter how winter [...].

  • January 15, 2024

Landscape of white and lapis lazuli

Monday, January 15, 2024 In a landscape where the whiteness of silvery snow mingles with the lapis lazuli of silhouettes. Piles of snow mountains sit like living creatures, seemingly ready to move at any moment. Bathed in the shimmering morning light, "warm [...]...

  • January 1, 2024

The great sunrise on New Year's Day, 2024

January 1, 2024 (Monday) With the air showing a temperature of 17 degrees below zero, the magic hour spreads out before sunrise, creating a fantastic gradation of azure and orange. Gradually, the divine light shines dazzlingly and the golden tai [...].