Western Japan has had a lot of rain recently. Here in Ritto we have not seen much damage from landslides or flooding, but Yasugawa has been running quite high.

By August 17th the river had become low enough that I could walk under Yasugawa Ohashi. When it floods this area is all under water. One of the photos shows vegetation on a bridge pillar. That appeared after the last typhoon, when the river become very high.

On August 20th the sun came out in the afternoon, and I was able to take some photos of blue water and blue sky.

Cloudy skies are predicted for most of next week. It looks like more gloomy weather ahead, but I’ll keep my camera ready just in case the sun comes out.

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University (1977-2020). Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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