Shinkansen at Yasugawa

http://youtu.be/dFelSTYdqtQ Several Shinkansen trains at Yasugawa seen from the Moriyama side of the river. Trains going from right to left are bound for Tokyo. Trains coming from the left will soon stop at Kyoto. Shinkansen passengers have a beautiful view of Mikamiyama and other scenery as they pass through Shiga Prefecture in comfort. Audio for the […]

Egrets and Crows at Sunset

http://youtu.be/GlVerIluIkQ Egrets and crows at sunset in Yasugawa. The video was shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and an old Zuiko OM System 300mm lens. Audio levels have been reduced. Sounds include a lot of traffic noise from Yasugawa Ohashi on Japan Route 8 and some puffs of wind. Egrets can be seen along […]

Takano Playground on a Dark Sunday Afternoon

On Sunday, the 4th of August, we had a little rain and some thunder late in the afternoon. At Takano Playground, a short walk from my house, cicadas were singing quietly. A pigeon and a crow also called out, and there was some car traffic nearby. (This audio also appears on radio aporee maps.) It […]

Small Irrigation Canal, Hayashi, Ritto City

Close-up recording of water flowing in a small irrigation canal along a rice paddy in Hayashi, Ritto City, Japan. Recording was done with an Audio Technica BP 4025 stereo microphone and an Olympus LS100 recorder at about 02:00 on 16 July 2013. This photo of the little canal was taken later (August 4, 2013).

Frogs in Rice Paddies, Hayashi, Ritto City (2)

Frogs in rice paddies in Hayashi, Ritto City, Japan. Second of two recordings done about 01:30 on 16 July 2013 when nearby car traffic was minimal. Recorded with an Audio Technica BP 4025 stereo mic to an Olympus LS100 recorder. This recording was also posted on the radio aporee sound map (Hayashi, Ritto City, Shiga, […]