Hanazono / Hirafu Family Course
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Panoramische foto door Glen Claydon EXPERT Genomen 06:22, 13/03/2008 - Views loading...


Hanazono / Hirafu Family Course

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This was towards the end of a great day when i shot panos all day ...about 25 over 15kms or so. This one was taken at the top of the family course from the Hanazono side. Great view of Mt Yotei, Annupuri peak, and Kutchan town in the distance.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Hokkaido


A: Bottom of Hanazono Quad Lift # 3

door Glen Claydon, 250 hier vandaan

Late afternoon in Hanazono Niseko ski resort on an epic bluebird day.  

Bottom of Hanazono Quad Lift # 3

B: Niseko Hirafu - Waterfall Course

door Glen Claydon, 290 hier vandaan

Niseko Hirafu - Waterfall Course

C: Hirafu Swinging Monkey - Top

door Glen Claydon, 600 hier vandaan

Spring groomed runs are a good option early in the morning and the top of the Swinging Monkey lift is...

Hirafu Swinging Monkey - Top

D: Niseko Hirafu Jumbo Course - Autumn Early Snow

door Glen Claydon, 630 hier vandaan

Looking for some early season snowscapes...not magic this morning but exciting anyways to see snow of...

Niseko Hirafu Jumbo Course - Autumn Early Snow

E: Top of the Hirafu Gondola - Nighter

door Glen Claydon, 700 hier vandaan

Niseko's winter legend T-ROY about to carve it up for the last nighter of the 09/10 season. Hopefully...

Top of the Hirafu Gondola - Nighter

F: Niseko Hirafu Gondola - below the top station

door Glen Claydon, 750 hier vandaan

Another beautiful winters day in Hirafu.From this point you can ski along under the gondola for a whi...

Niseko Hirafu Gondola - below the top station

G: Niseko Hirafu King Bell

door Glen Claydon, 760 hier vandaan

Pretty much the midway point in Hirafuto the right is the King Bell restaurant and the top of the gon...

Niseko Hirafu King Bell

H: Yotei Sunset Course

door Glen Claydon, 780 hier vandaan

Taken at the main gateway between the resorts of Hanazono and Hirafu. Left down to Hanazono straight ...

Yotei Sunset Course

I: Top of the Hanazono #1 Quad Lift

door Glen Claydon, 790 hier vandaan

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

Top of the Hanazono #1 Quad Lift

J: Niseko Hirafu Summer Gondola

door Glen Claydon, 940 hier vandaan

The summer gondola operates on the Ace Quad Lift #2 Center 4 lift and is the easiest way up the mount...

Niseko Hirafu Summer Gondola

Dit panorama is genomen in Hokkaido, Japan

Dit is een overzicht van 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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