Deep in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on January 18, 2011

Dino Deep in the Trees in Nozawa Onsen

Finally the snow tap has been turned off in Nozawa
Seems like a funny thing to hope for in a ski town but the break in the fall is kind of welcome
Everyone is taking stock and clearing roofs of snow.

On the slopes it is going to be an amazing day with the sun shining through the clouds and about 20cm of fresh snow over night. Promises to be something special up there

Yesterday was blizzard like conditions up high with heavy snow and strong winds
Was cold and wintery but some amazing powder to be had for the brave

Outlook is for light snow and hopefully some sun to continue all week clearing into the weekend at this stage.
With little to no crowds it is an awesome time to be in the Mountains

So looks like any one who was wishing for lots of snow their prayers have been answered. One way of making a wish in Japan is with a Daruma doll

Using black ink, one fills in a single circular eye while thinking of a wish. Should the wish later come true, the second eye is filled in. Here are some from the Fire Festival both eyes are filled in black, happy days…

Daruma Dolls Nozawa Onsen Japan

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