Konichiwa Japan

We are back in Japan on a ski holiday again. It is as good as we remembered! Back in Nozawa Onsen.

These are the Dosojin, a folk deity believed to ward off danger near villages and crossroads. They are also worshipped for bringing fertility and the growth of children. There is a fire festival dedicated to these deities in mid – January. They are found everywhere in the village!a6w2uYgvLCTqmBbJ.jpg

Although I think this guy is much more popular than the deities for his fancy snow removal machine…snowremoval.jpg

Random arty shots…

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