Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Some more pics of the local river, the Gonokawa. This bridge is about 30 kilometers upstream from my place.
This is downstream, just a few kilometers from the mouth at Gotsu. At 194k the Gonokawa is the longest river in West Japan.
This is the Kawahira bridge about 10 kilometres downstream in a typical early morning view. The source of the Gonokawa is only 60k from its mouth, but it curves around on itself about 270 degrees.
Some of my favorite spots are where the river becomes deep and still with thick bamboo groves along the banks.
The river is very popular for Ayu (sweetfish) fishermen. The locals use the typical long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats found everywhere on Japanese rivers.
Visitors usually can be found fishing on the banks or wading.