Do you know what Satoyama is?

Ishikawa Pref., Japan

DSC_0170Sato: the residential area of human beings. Usually it is spread in the foot of the mountainous landscape.


Yama: mountain

=Satoyama: an area where people and nature coexist.



DSC_0174Noto Peninsula is one of the famous places in Japan for its beautiful satoyama and satoumi*.

*Umi: sea.

My friend drove for me but I found so many cyclists at the Noto Airport. Cycling shall be a wonderful option to enjoy the nature.

My visit was in late May and I was so lucky that I learned the region will have much much rain once the rainy season starts in June. Is the region having rain today?




Hakumai Rice Terrace


The workers


A house with black kawara roof tile. Typical housing of the region.


A railway station no longer used.



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A photo&travel lover, based in Tokyo. Work as media relations coordinator full-time. Loves to capture a broad landscape of town or nature and a scenery with something old and classic. Started using a film SLR from winter 2016.

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