Sep 27, 2014

Reaching Nakagawa River

 After a short walk, I reached the Nakagawa River (actually it is the Naka River, because gawa means river) and found a new bridge across it. Immediately on the other side is a school and they built the bridge so that students who live on the east side of the river could get to the school on the west bank.
 Half way across the bridge, I found this information board. It describes the fish and birds that live along the river and also gives some information about the river itself. The small square plaques on either side contain bas relief sculptures of some of the fish that are referred to in local folk tales.
This is the view looking south into the mountains. Some day soon, I plan to walk deeper into the mountains.

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