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Yama no ue no asahi (Dawn on a Mountain Summit)


Japan is unusual in that you can look out from the top of a mountain and see a birds-eye view of a city.
In most countries, the views from mountaintops are quite bland, comprising simply of deserts or mountain ranges that stretch as far as the eye can see.
Being a small, mountainous country, Japan can be quite inconvenient, but at the same time, it provides complicated, beautiful scenery, resembling miniature gardens.
The existence of manmade things adds color to a scene and because we are used to seeing them, they brings us a sense of relief when we spot them in the midst of nature’s harshness.
In particular, the rice fields and towns extremely beautiful, illuminated by beams of morning sunlight, shining through the mountains.
Looking out at the scenery in dazzling sunlight, enjoying the warmth of the sun’s rays as you take a short stroll outside a mountain lodge, thinking about the day to come, this is one of the best experiences you can have.
megane siro

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