August 1, 2014, was a hot but overcast day here in Shiga Prefecture. I took a short mid-day bike ride down along Yasugawa to Biwako, rode north along the lake for a few kilometers, and then returned to Yasugawa and rode home. I carried some camera gear, including a new tripod that I wanted to try.
Trek 520 touring bike and photo gear at Biwako, north of Yasugawa.
The overcast sky was nice for cycling, but it made Biwako look a bit gloomy.
A little north of Chuzu Ohashi, the bridge that crosses Yasugawa, a stand of large trees serves as a windbreak. Their trunks have been bent by the prevailing northwesterly wind from the lake.
A few kilometers north along the lake I turned back and took a narrow road toward the Tsutsumi intersection and Japan Route 477. This is farm country, mostly rice fields.
Rice Fields with Mikamiyama in the background
Near the Tsutsumi intersection there is a small machine shop. The rear half of a car (an old Suzuki Jimny) is mounted high on the wall that faces the road.
Car rear half on a Wall with ELVIS fake license plate near Tsutsumi.
I’ve passed that spot dozens of times, but until today I hadn’t noticed the fake license plate on the car.
ELVIS fake license plate on car rear half mounted to a wall.
So, I spotted ELVIS in Moriyama today.