Mountains of Tokyo: Mount Mitsutogesan

Jizo Statues and Views of Mount Fujisan

Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo

Photos from Mount Mitsutogesan in Yamanashi prefecture, on the far western outskirts of the Greater Tokyo Area.

Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mount Fujisan. Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo

Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo

Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo
Mitsutoge; Mountains of Tokyo

Pictures taken with an Olympus em-1 and M.Zuiko 12–40mm 2.8 or 75mm 1.8; or on the iPhone X.

In the spirit of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and sumi-e monochrome ink painting, some judicious processing in Olympus Workspace, DxO PhotoLab, and Adobe Lightroom has been applied to emphasize the feel of this dramatic landscape.

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Hokkaido Photo Drift: Shiretoko National Park

Volcanoes, cliffs, and sea caves at what the indigenous Ainu called “sir etok,” the end of the earth

Some judicious processing of many of these photos emphasizes the “end of the earth “fuinki,” or atmosphere, of this remote corner of Japan.

Hokkaido Photo Drift: Akan Mashū National Park

Active volcanoes and caldera lakes

On otherwise dull, uninspired overcast days, the hills and trees, waves and clouds reveal their secret lives through the magic of some judicious post-processing…

Mount Iozan (硫黄山): ”Sulphur Mountain”; Ainu name Atosanupuri: “Naked Mountain”

Lake Akan-ko (阿寒湖)

Lake Mashū (摩周湖); Ainu: Kamuy-to

Lake Kussharo-ko (屈斜路湖)

Mount Iozan: Hokkaido Photo Hike

Pictures of the active volcano Mount Iozan in eastern Hokkaido, August 2019.

Mount Iozan, Hokkaido

Mount Iozan (“Mount Sulfur”), in Akan Mashu National Park, eastern Hokkaido, in August. Climbing Meakandake my “favourite” active volcano called off on account of rain, so Iozan’s hissing fumaroles were as close to a photogenic hellscape as we got this trip 🙂

Processed using Oly art filters, LR, and PhotoLab to create a certain “fuinke,” or atmosphere, rather than a literal depiction of colour and light conditions at that moment in time. Now ya know 🙂

Mount Iozan, Hokkaido
Mount Iozan, Hokkaido
Mount Iozan, Hokkaido
Mount Iozan, Hokkaido
Mount Iozan, Hokkaido
Mount Iozan, Hokkaido
Mount Iozan, Hokkaido