The Rare Japan
Natural environment
The Rare Japan
Natural environment
*Strong wind from Tibetan and Himalayan Mountains
*Enough rain (seven times as much as that of China)
*6000 kinds of plants and vegetation
*Deciduous trees which are essential for
*150 original wild lives, such as snow monkeys and
Japanese antelope.
*The Tsushima Warm current and Siberian Wind
*Heavy snow fall
70 % of land are forests
69 % of the land are mountains
*500 natural colors in Japan have made Japanese people
very sensitive to the change of nature and poetic
Japanese Deciduous Forest in summer
菜種雨 rapeseed rain
五月雨
梅雨
Summer evening shower 夕立
autumn butterflies
up from Rokko mountain
spread the first red leaves
Elise Gely, University of Lyon 3, France
夏の夜
蛍の踊り
木々に灯を
なつのよる
ほたるのおどり
きぎにひを
Emma McClain, University of Hawaii
秋茜
Chasing a dragonfly
峠の晩霞
on the mountain path
紅く染め
the reflection of twilight
(Koji Nakamura)
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The Rare Japan