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Glimpse of Summer in Niseko Hirafu circa 2007
Hokkaido

This was the first pano i ever shot. Far from perfect but really satisfying to look at now 4 and a half years later.

Anyone who has visited min the last few years will instantly recognise  just how much development has taken place in Hirafu village.

Copyright: Glen Claydon
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Uploaded: 28/02/2012
Updated: 19/09/2014
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Tags: niseko; hirafu; yotei; annupuri; rafting
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