Niseko Hanazono MTB Park Trail Luvin'
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Niseko Hanazono MTB Park Trail Luvin'

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After a lot of effort over a long period of time by a lot of people living the the Niseko area persistence has paid off and Niseko's first purpose built mountainbike park is nearly completed !

Beautiful weather today !!!!!!!!

I shot this pano on top of one of the table top jumps as the crew were working at digging out a nasty rock...fun fun.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Hokkaido

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A: Niseko Hanazono 308

di Glen Claydon, 190 metri di distanza

A regular morning with people taking a rest in Hanazono 308. Well not quite...on this day a local Sno...

Niseko Hanazono 308

B: Hanazono 308 Flower Garden

di Glen Claydon, 200 metri di distanza

Summer is here in Niseko and the Hanazono activities center is about to open. Great to see new activi...

Hanazono 308 Flower Garden

C: Hokkaido Niseko Hanazono MTB Competition

di Glen Claydon, 280 metri di distanza

Last weekend Hanazono held a cross country mountain biking evenent with entrants coming from all over...

Hokkaido Niseko Hanazono MTB Competition

D: Gentemstick and Niseko Hanazono Dream Bowl Session

di Glen Claydon, 280 metri di distanza

Gentemstick is a local Snowboard company with its roots in the Niseko region of Hokkaido, Japan which...

Gentemstick and Niseko Hanazono Dream Bowl Session

E: Hanazono ABC Park - Feb 4th 2011

di Glen Claydon, 360 metri di distanza

Hanazono Ski resort is looking pretty sweet this year with all sorts of parks and snow features to ke...

Hanazono ABC Park - Feb 4th 2011

F: Hanazono Half Pipe 2008

di Glen Claydon, 1.4 km di distanza

Spring in Niseko Hanazono and the park comes into it's own after the long winter. This panorama was s...

Hanazono Half Pipe 2008

G: Hanazono Half Pipe 2008 - Dropping in

di Glen Claydon, 1.5 km di distanza

Hanazono's Half Pipe from the top ...not a massive pipe but over the last few years it has got better...

Hanazono Half Pipe 2008 - Dropping in

H: Top of the Hanazono #1 Quad Lift

di Glen Claydon, 1.9 km di distanza

Taken not long before Hanazono closed for the day this pano captures the late afternoon spring condit...

Top of the Hanazono #1 Quad Lift

I: Jungle Ghetto Project

di Glen Claydon, 2.2 km di distanza

Living and buliding in the forrest.

Jungle Ghetto Project

J: Kutchan Outskirts

di Glen Claydon, 2.3 km di distanza

Taken on a fanstastic spring dayn ot far out of Kutchan and quite close to the Hanazono ski field.  T...

Kutchan Outskirts

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Hokkaido, Japan

Questa è una vista generale di Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.

The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.

They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.

So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.

The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.

I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.

At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)

Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...

Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.

They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.

Text by Steve Smith.

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