My Best of Daisen

My favorite place in Daisen is Daisen. This answer may be a bit confusing, so let me explain. My favorite place isn’t just one spot, but the natural beauty that surrounds us every day. I have never lived in a place quite like this where the seasons are so distinct. Living here for four years means that I sometimes forget how amazing this place is. I may be distracted by work or other things happening in my life, and I fail to realize what is in front of me. My favorite moments are those that happen when I just stop and notice my surroundings.
   These moments are…

Flurries of cherry blossom petals.

The warm months when I can ride my bike around Omagari and observe the various stages of the rice fields.

The way the clouds glide around the gorgeous blue sky.

The beautiful sunsets in fall.

The first heavy snow in winter when everything goes quiet.

 Misa Yasuda