This is the lodge near the hotel "Tsuruga Moku-no-shou". Lodge Moiwa is the name of the facility and map of the premises is on the left.
So many country villas are in that area. The message "Save the natural forest" was on the sign board shown above. The cottages are not only for summer but also for winter.
Inhaling what the trees exhaled, I was energized so much in the woods and on the very cold river flow. I will take you there, Norm !
Above is the gate of the hotel " Tsuruga Moku-no-shou" . All the guests have to go down this slope to reach the entrance through the small bridge.
It was so fine and I felt the plants were breathing and extending their branches and leaves in the sunshine. They were refreshing our bodies so much.
It is said that each family of Ainu, the indigenous people in Japan, has their own pattern made of cloth, and sometimes leather. It is like a crest that belongs to a certain genealogy.
The sculptures with beautiful curved line made us think of what the designs of commodities, utensils bring us. Of course, the functions required to the items naturally decide the shape.
Each Japanese-sake lovers has their own favorite one but they do not hesitate to savor a variety of labels of sake, I think. Master sake-brewers called "Touji" in Japanese, have their own way to make sake, based on the tradition.
Do you have your favorite Japanese sake ?
Above is "Wakashou" made by the brewery "Chitosetsuru" based in Sapporo City. It tastes so nice and leads you to the world of happiness. "Maruta" on the left also hypnotize on you so nicely.