"I am as my Creator made me, and since He is satisfied, so am I."
~ Minnie Smith
These are photo memories from visiting a garden on 4 May 2005 area near Gotemba (御殿場市, Gotemba-shi, Japan). We visited this garden which is near Mt. Fuji with my husband's parents. And, clearing up some things during some recent remodelling in our apt., I found some of my misplaced photos on discs.
featuring one of my favorites: "From Where I am"
performed by Enya
These are photo memories from visiting a garden on 4 May 2005 area near Gotemba (御殿場市, Gotemba-shi, Japan).
Mt. Fuji covers approx. 70,000 hectares in Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures.The area Mt Fuji covers includes the five lakes region [Lake Kawaguchi (河口湖 Kawaguchi-ko), Lake Motosu (本栖湖 Motosu-ko), Lake Saiko (西湖 Sai-ko), Lake Shoji (精進湖 Shōji-ko), and Lake Yamanaka (山中湖 Yamanaka-ko)], Fuji-Q Highland [(富士急ハイランド Fujikyū Hairando)], Village of Healing [(いやしの里 iyashinosato)]. including the Otodome Falls [(音止めの滝 Otodome-no-taki)] and the Shiraito Falls [(白糸の滝 Shiraito-no-taki)].
At the UNESCO meeting, they are suggesting Mt. Fuji might be listed as a “cultural” heritage site, rather than a “natural” heritage site.
One of my favorite mountains, Mt. Fuji, gets recognized. This mosaic shows my memories of Mt Fuji as it appears at different seasons.
"On 12 March 2012, a Japanese National Police Agency report confirmed 15,854 deaths, 26,992 injured, and 3,155 people missing across twenty prefectures, as well as 129,225 buildings totally collapsed, with a further 254,204 buildings 'half collapsed', and another 691,766 buildings partially damaged. The earthquake and tsunami also caused extensive and severe structural damage in north-eastern Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, and a dam collapse."
I live in Yokohama (Japan) and watched how this tsunami changed the countryside. The lonely moth in this slide show is walking around as if it is searching for answers as if it is looking for its lost family and friends. This moth never finds the answers to the questions about where, who, or why. And, over this past year, many families have not been able to find the answers about missing family and friends who were lost in the force of the earthquake's tsunami.