Yasugawa After Typhoon 18

Yasugawa near Ritto City after Typhoon 18 on September 16, 2013. These clips were shot hand-held from a few hundred meters above Yasugawa Ohashi, where the river flows under Japan Route 8. We can see the bridge and two small mountains: Mikamiyama (straight across the river from the camera) and Bodaijisan. The wind was quite strong, so I reduced the audio volume -12dB.

The river level had been higher. At the the high-water mark hundreds of PET bottles were along the riverbank. The river had not risen so high for a long time, so this time it picked up a lot of trash that people had left during summer. Every year I see thousands of plastic bottles along the riverbank in Ritto and Moriyama.

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University. I have retired from full-time service (1977-2014) and now offer weekly lectures in interpersonal and intercultural communication. Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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