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Yamagata, Japan


This image in this series is from Yamagata.

Yamagata prefecture (山形県) is located in the northern region on the main island of Japan, so the season arrives with a bit of delay compared to the western region of Japan. One beautiful Sunday afternoon, we drove up to the mountain side, and there was a field of mountain flowers. It was quite magical to see the interweaving of the different colors in nature. We almost could hear the whispering of the flowers.

We enjoined the time spent in Yamagata even though the daily life was rather simple compare to being in Kyoto. Everything seemed moving in the slow pace, and there weren’t too many tourists. We appreciated its simple beauty as mush as what the famous gardens in Kyoto can offer.