Friday, May 23, 2008

Mount Ena II



walking through the landscape

Mount Ena visitors

forest I

forest II    

rice field I

rice fields II

water fall

wating the bus for Nakatsugawa


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mount Ena I

Ryokan in Nakatsugawa

origami rabit


5.30 a.m

typical japanese scene

accident I

accident II

accident III

Mount Ena Map

time for lunch ...

and rest

Hello, it´s me!

Police recover two bodies after small plane crashed on mountain

Police on Friday morning recovered two bodies believed to be a pilot and a photographer who were aboard a small plane that crashed into a mountain near the border of Gifu and Nagano prefectures on Thursday, investigators said.
Officers from Gifu and Nagano prefectural police recovered the two bodies around the wreckage of the Cessna plane belonging to Showa Aviation Co., which crashed into Mount Ena in Nakatsugawa on Thursday morning.
Police suspect that the bodies are those of Captain Kengo Nokimoto, 67, of Showa Aviation, and photographer Shinji Tanada, 40, and are trying to identify them.
Mechanic Mitsuru Gotoda, 60, also an employee of Showa Aviation, suffered serious injuries to his whole body but his condition is not life-threatening.
Two inspectors dispatched by the government's Aircraft and Railway Accident Investigation Committee began to examine the aircraft in a bid to determine the cause of the accident.
The plane crashed into the mountain at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday after its main wing hit a tree near the summit.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mount Ibuki

Mount Ibuki (伊吹山, Ibukisan) is a 1,377 meters high mountain, on the border of Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, and Ibigawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan, one of the Kinki 100 mountains, and one of the Shiga 50 mountains. Mount Ibuki is also the highest mountain in Shiga Prefecture.


Mount Ibuki ski resort view

Before the clouds


Lake Biwa view

the team

Way down


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Japanese weekend II







Italia Villagio

Miquel Angello

San Marco

canale (with onsen?)

Venecia è bella!


Japanese weekend I




Nagoya River

Barcelona II

View from Tibidabo (North)

Aya and her husband

View from Tibidabo (South)

Sitges I

Sitges II

Aya and sushi-van