This post is in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is “Yellow“
This photo has been my desktop image for a while now! It was taken in Ibusuki at the southern end of Kagoshima prefecture (at the bottom end of Japan), a place known for therapeutic hot sand. The yellow California poppies, the sunshine, the lake, the mountains, the remoteness – there was something very calming about being here! The volcano in the background is Kaimon-dake, and beyond the fence you can just see Lake Ikeda.
For a lot of people in Japan, this next place is instantly recognisable! Shirakawago is a village made up of World Heritage, traditional farmhouses, in the remote mountains of Gifu prefecture. It’s definitely one of the most picturesque areas in the country. In summer, the cheerful sunflowers add a beautiful splash of colour!