Sunday, October 5, 2008

Golden Hokkaido

I'll follow up the photo of the golden buildings in Tokyo with one of the golden rice in Hokkaido, just at harvest time.

I took a bunch of my seminar students up to Masashi's hometown of Biei, in the third week of September. It was the first time I had been there at that season, and it was wonderful to see the golden fields of rice, and to see Masashi's family harvesting them. Late summer/early autumn is a great season in Wisconsin, and it feels the same in Hokkaido--warm afternoons, but cool mornings, with heavy dew and even fog.

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