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Monday, November 2, 2009

Hokkaido Pics: Recovered


Allow me to share some of the few good pics recovered from my busted memory card. These were the ones I took during my visit to Hokkaido, an island north of Japan. Regularly, the place is covered in snow, but summertime converts it into one vast grassland (cultured). The place is known as Japan's milkland, where there are more cows than people.


The farmers in the area are rich, living in European-inspired mansions. I was told they are a pampered lot, receiving hefty subsidies just so they would continue farming.


But the place, devoid of human hustle and bustle could become so lonely. One's nearest neighbor is at least a few kilometers away and the people are just so engrossed with work that there really is not much time for fun and bonding. Definitely, not the place for someone like me, who finds busy Tokyo melancholic.


17 comments:

Lawstude said...

ganda ng place. kailan kaya tayo photoshoot panyero?

I am Xprosaic said...

Ayan, at least narecover na... good for you! jejejejeje

BlogusVox said...

Great place, pards. Parang nasa states or europe. BTW, hindi mo nakunan yung mga pinoy na nagtatrabaho dyan?

Kikit said...

Great to see these lovely photos. Sayang talaga sila kung hindi mo sila narecover. :)

aajao said...

ay ang ganda. country na country ang dating! ayooko ng snow. mas maganda ang place pag walang snow :)

moonsparks said...

good thing you were able to retrieve some photos! :) hm, gusto ko na ring maging farmer sa Japan!

Abaniko said...

I wonder what the human population here is. I suspect there are more cattle than people in this area. But it's a lovely place.

ALiNe said...

captivating sunset.. Wow!

RJ said...

Based sa photos and descriptions mo, ang Hokkaido pala ay 'Green version' ng place namin dito sa South Australia! 3 months green, 8-9 months auburn ang field ng S.A.

Thanks for taking me to Japan, R-yo.

Nortehanon said...

Mano Aryo, I wonder if the Filipino farmers, those who toil in the fields, will ever have the chance to live in European-inspired mansions, tulad ng mga farmers dyan. Here, farmers ang nasa pangkat ng mga mahihirap :(

Lantaw said...

its kinda "different" to see Hokkaido without the snow :D

carlotta said...

wow, buti may narecover na mga pics. i love the scenery :) mukhang ok nga magbakasyon diyan for a few days to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city.

val said...

good to hear na naretrieved mo na pics fr hokkaido.. at least if ever man indi n u mkblik, forever na remembrance mo dito..
beautiful pics btw.. galing mo tlaga! :)

Anonymous said...

Except for the different colors of the trees... the place looks like my place in cavite..kaya nga malungkot ako kasi nabawasan ng rice fields because another residential subdivision is being developed. baka by the time i retire from the govt. service... puro bahay na rin..

Rico said...

You were able to recover some after all!
I want to be a farmer in Japan!
The place is very beautiful nga.

The Islander said...

never thought hokkaido is as lovely as these photos show. it really is like europe. given the chance, i will prefer to embrace its quiet and green environment away from stressful busy urban.

hirobot said...

The photos are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!