The author lives in Hokkaido, the northern island in Japan. It has shorter history than other areas and not so much industrialized or modernized.  Therefore it is said that rich nature has been preserved and sometimes we might take it for granted. But it is very transient and vulnerable. I hope this irreplaceable nature will be kept in long future and be enjoyed by our descendants.





A Iwana (Japanese char). 35 cm.






A bridge across the ravine. Usubetugawa river.






A rainbow trout caught in Toyohiragawa.






A gorge near Sapporo in autumn.