Concerning the Rain Dragon

Location: Uryu, Hokkaido, Japan

Sunday, December 11, 2005

View of the Volcano

Here is a view of the Volcano I stayed on from the road to Kamifurano. It's an active volcano and in the summer you can see the smoke rising from it.


This weekend I went to Furano to go skiing. It was excellent. Coming from Colorado, I am used to skiing on groomed and rather icy snow. The snow at Furano was fresh un-groomed powder. It was tons of fun. Saturday night, I spent the night at an onsen on top of a volcano in Kamifurano. I went to a Christmas murder mystery party there. I wasn't the murderer, but a lot of people thought I was. My friend Taryn, who can be seen in the picture along with Megumi, turned out to be the murderer. The setting of the onsen was lovely. I forgot my camera, but luckily my friend Linda had her camera and was able to take all these beautiful pictures. Linda saw the fox in the snow, but sadly I did not. I hope you enjoy these pictures.