Koshihikari rice is grown amidst tranquility.
Shinkansen from Tokyo to Niigata (Joetsu line)
Trees in Niigata Prefecture
It's a "clock flower", she said.
Purple florets, Niigata.
Beautiful Taeonyu Onsen, Akita Prefecture
Mother cat and newborn
Japan's deepest lake, Tazawa-ko
Day at a shrine
Shrine in Niigata Prefecture
Blue hour, another train leaves the station.
Niigata, June 2015.