Onioshidashi, the village buried under lava

The lava flow resulting from the eruption of Asama mountain on August 5 1783 completely buried the village of Kanbara. Today the site is a protected natural park with a temple dedicated to the victims of the eruption.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Gunma-ken
City : Tsumagoi-mura
District : Kanbara
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Foggy hike on mount Shirane

The next day, we went on for some hiking on another summit of mount Shirane. We were in the middle of the clouds for the greatest part of the day but we enjoyed the hike nonetheless. As a testimony that mt. Shirane is still quite active, there were numerus fumarol, those vents from which volcanic gas escape. The air was foul-smelling (like rotten eggs) because of the high sulfur content (H2S Hydrogen sulfide).

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Gunma-ken
City : Tsumagoi-mura
District : Hoshimata
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