Dam it all!

En route back, we stopped at the Miyatoko Dam (宮床ダム) to glance at the lovely view on a lovely day. Here are a few pics I took.

A cool looking shrine-type thing. I don't know what it says, but it is interesting.

I love spiders in the fall in Japan. This is when they tack on the feed bag and chow down on all sorts of bugs to fatten themselves up for the winter. This menacing fellow must have just finished lunch as well.

This is the view from the dammed up part of the damn dam. It's nice for picnickers and walking one's dog or throwing a frizbee.

Dam nice view.

Dam nicer view.

Nice view until he showed up to block it.

One cool thing were the paintings of oni, telling a story about how the valley, mountains, river etc. were created.

If you look at the picture of the oni and then glance at the scenery, you can imagine the character anthropomorphized in the landscape. It's a pretty cool effect and works for most of the drawings.

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