Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gotsu

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The draincover for Gotsu shows a stylized view of what you see out of the train window as you come into the town from the east. The flowers are azaleas, the town flower, and cherry blossoms.

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The new doubledecker bridge carries traffic on the by-pass, avoiding the town centre. The lower level is for local traffic between Watazu and Gotsu Honmachi. Gotsu is the smallest of Shimane's cities, but is really just a collection of villages spread over the surrounding area, including my own village.

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A view of the bridge from the Gonokawa River.

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Behind the bridge is Hoshitaka Mountain, "Star Mountain". The star is most visible after a snowfall, or when the azaleas are blooming, or at night in August when it is lit up. Star mountain gets its own post in a few days as there is a lot of interest.

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Looking east over Gotsu. That is Star Mountain on the right.

1 comment:

  1. Great to see these, even though I only lived in Gotsu for two years it still feels like a hometown.

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