Yonezawa, Japan Adventures
I had a 9 month consulting assignment in Yonezawa, Japan. Yonezawa is in Yamagata prefecture, and has a population of about 90,000. Yonesawa is about 200 miles north of Tokyo, a 2 hour ride on the shinkansen (bullet train).
|I skied at Zao Mountain, a few miles north of Yonezawa.
These are Zao Snow Monsters.
|Winter in Yonezawa: In Japan, vending machines are often outside. At one time, it was possible to get beer in vending machines.|
|A real snowblower.|
|Spring time in Yonezawa: The architecture and landscaping are interesting throughout Japan.|
|A carved wood turtle at one of my favorite dining places. The carving is about 2 ft by 3 ft.|
|Yonezawa is in an agricultural area. This tile pattern was repeated in the sidewalks.|
|Yonezawa has some noted festivals, including the Festival of Lanterns in February.|
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