2019年05月13日

'Mishaga-ike' pond in the Tateshina Highland, Nagano Prefecture, is no more than a small reservoir.

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Mishaga-ike reservoir measures only 100 meters square, and was built in 1933 to supply the warmed water to the nearby field. As this area is about 1,200 meters high, the water from the stream was too cold for agriculture. The water should be exposed to sunlight for a long time. The water of this pond shows strong acid, so no aquatic life lives here, accordingly the water is very clean. No more than a mere reservoir though, this suddenly became very famous in 1972, because 'Higashiyama Kaii', a great Japanese-style painter , sought subject matter in the scenery of this pond.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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posted by masahisa at 11:18 | Nagoya and the central districts | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする