Japan Countryside

A curated collection of views from the countryside of Japan in early spring. The mist can be heavy in the mornings and the days are still cool but the sun is beginning to warm the earth. There are a few spring greens but most of the winter colours remain. Plum blossoms are out, sakura have yet to bud, the winter gardens are nearing their end and preparation of the rice fields has begun.

A glimpse of daily life at 100 years of age in a small rural village in Japan. Growing chestnut trees, daikon radish, and sweet potatoes as winter turns to spring in the shadow of a mountain forest.