This is Minami-Uonuma located in the southern part in Niigata Prefecture. It is a season which plants the seedling of rice in spring. The green seedling which it just finished planting was reflected in the paddy field fresh. It seems that rice planting is also performed by not manual labor but the Rice transplanter machine these days. In the distance, the mountain range of Echigo-Sanzan mountains can be seen.
Minami-Uonuma City is situated in a valley in a mountainous region of Niigata Prefecture known as “Snow Country” because of the heavy snowfall in winter. The city is bounded by Uonuma and the Echigo-Sanzan mountains in the north, and Yuzawa, a popular ski resort town, in the south. The Uono river flows through most of the city. The city and its surrounding areas are dotted with many onsen (Japanese hot springs) and 8 ski resorts, making it a popular destination in winter. There are also a large number of paddy fields, and popular seasonal fruit like watermelon, as this is a major rice-growing region in Japan.
- from Wikipedia
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pajaran (65176) 2014-05-28 3:33
Kod mene je vreme za rucak.
Interesantan tekst o dolini sa pirincanim poljima, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana pirincana polja i planine sa snegom.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
For me, it's time for lunch.
An interesting article on the valley of rice fields, a nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well demonstrated rice fields and mountains with snow.
Good work and composition, beautiful colors.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-05-28 4:13
interesting picture since it shows more modern way of cultivating rice fields. I like the composition which includes also the worker at the left side. The mountains on the horizon finish off the whole image nicely.
Well taken, thanks for sharing
jhm (159100) 2014-05-28 4:15
I see also the modern rice transplanter for put in the fields.
Excellent panorama view about the rice fields and the machine.
Composition and presentation are perfect
Very well done, TFS
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (77427) 2014-05-28 8:48
Sharp details seen over the rice-field flooded with water, Mikio.
Good view in depth till far where the mountain ridge rises on BG.
It was spring time when taken, and the mountains still had snowy tops.
Nice agriculture's landscape shown.
saxo042 (37966) 2014-05-28 11:44
I really had no idea there were such impressive mountains in Japan but TrekEarth is all for learning about the world through pictures. This is a very interesting view in many other respects too and the colours here are very attractive.
PaulVDV (32007) 2014-05-29 11:25
The combination of the rice paddies with the densely forested mountain slopes and the snowy peaks makes a splendid picture.
I would have thought that this region was too cold for rice. But apparently not.
Best regards, Paul
daddo (27786) 2014-09-03 15:46
I notice that you have been absent for a few months now. I hope you are fine and I do miss your everyday shots of Japan like this one. Best wishes. Klaudio.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 600
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-28 3:30