Saturday, January 15, 2011
Back in December, before winter arrived, there was still some color around so I made one last trip hunting the Fall colors.......
We headed to Ganryu-ji Falls, a place I had only been to once before many years ago.
There are 4 falls in all, descending a total of 120 meters.
The falls are named after a temple that stood near the base, Ganryu-ji.
The temple is gone, though it was still here 8 years ago. The falls will also soon be gone. The valley is going to be flooded behind a new dam. The stated purpose is flood prevention, but the real reason is to get central government funds to pump into the local construction and concrete industry.
As it was there was very little color still around.
This last picture is from 8 years ago when the temple was still here....