Posted by GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 7 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural.
Nearly 90% of Japan's land area is mountainous, making agriculture a challenge at times. Here you see something of a pleasing compromise between farmer and mountain. And you see some of the gorgeous range of greens we enjoy during our hot wet summer.
Some, by the way, asked about our summer temperatures. Kyoto is quite famous for having very hot, humid summers. This is one famous aspect of Kyoto I do not like! In July and August it is common to have days that are in the 34-36 degree C. range with very high humidity. We will often get late afternoon thunder storms that temporarily quell the heat but do nothing to bring down the humidity. In fact, you see here lingering in the mountains some of the leftover clouds from a rain shower.
90 mm (35mm equiv.)