Haven’t been to visit some of the other near-by hamlets since we got back two-weeks ago, and Tomoe needs some time-away-from-Mona for study, so yesterday Mona and I made a short trip up to Izumidaira (map), a tiny two-road hamlet just up the mountain.
As you may have guessed, there was plenty of snow-photography to be done. Being a Saturday, there were more people outside, including this couple from nearby Nakano City. Despite being only 40 minutes away by car, and higher in altitude, they rarely get any snow. This day they had returned to his family home, no empty, to clear away this year’s bounty. He wishes he had had time to get out earlier in the year, as the windows you can see are on the houses third floor.