Mount Asama at 260km/h

April 23rd, 2009 by
Category: Sightseeing
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Last night, on the Nagano Shinkansen coming back from Tokyo, around the Karuizawa area I saw Mount Asama with a cloud of volcanic ash rising from its peak. The whole scene was impressively dynamic — massive Mount Asama showing signs of volcanic activity, with the ash cloud dark against the sunset-tainted orange sky, all while cruising at 260 km/h in the “Asama” Nagano Shinkansen bullet train — human and natural forces at work.

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