Photographer's Note

Early Winter in Akita.

I took a walk out to the entrance of my university and took a photo of the sign, along with the cafeteria building. You can see my footsteps leading out to where I was stood (proof that I did indeed take this photo myself...).

The red and white poles were put in the ground at the start of winter, to indicate to cars the edge of the road. The height of the poles are an indicator of how high the snow can get.
You may be wondering how a car could get around if the snow was piled that high. When the snow piles high on the road, a man comes with a machine that resembles a lawnmower. He goes over the snow, and it is blown up and off the road. Using the poles, he can avoid hitting the curb and clear the snow from the road and paths.

It was a bit gloomy that day, but there were days of beautiful blue skies, too. I'll be posting more of the winter in Akita.

Thanks for looking :)

AIU in English
AIU in Japanese

Technical: Adjusted levels, brightness, contrast slightly; resized for TE.

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