After crossing the pass from Moji I started downhill towards the first pilgrimage temple of the day when I passed a ubiquitous sight in rural Japan, a small quarry.
It's hard to comprehend just how much concrete is poured in Japan. There are some truly massive limestone quarries that produce the cement, but the second ingredient in concrete - aggregrate- , crushed rock, is found everywhere.
Also ubiquitous in even the most remote rural areas are storage areas filled with scaffolding and forms for concrete.
This quarry did offer some nice shots however.