Monday, June 23, 2014

RISHIRI ISLAND.

  Rishiri island is located to next to Rebun island. We expected we could see very beautiful Mt.Rishiri.  But actually we could not see the mountain,because of bad weather.

  利尻島で美しい利尻富士が見えるのを、期待していましたが、現実は甘くは有りませんでした。

     Only this photo,I took four years ago at the end of May.

4年前、5月下旬の写真です。


But we enjoyed very beautiful nature and many flowers here.


Himenuma swamp. 姫沼です。


There was a spot-billed duck family.

カルガモの親子が居ました。

Closing up.



Ezo-Kanzo. エゾカンゾウです。



By macro lens.



Tumatoriso. ツマトリソウです。



Ezo-Isotutuji. エゾイソツツジです。



Hotyakuso. 


ホウチャクソウです。 あの風鐸を宝鐸(ほうちゃく)とも呼びます。


Kurumabaso. クルマバソウです。


Mitugashiwa. ミツガシワです。


Tuchiguri. ツチグリです。


In the central area of the town,popular flowers were planted.

街中では、おなじみの花が咲いていました。


Japanese wisteria. フジです。



Lilac. ライラックです。



Cherry blossoms. 八重桜です。


Leaving  this island, we could see Mt.Rishiri among clouds.

利尻島を去る時、利尻富士が少し見えました。


Good bye Rishiri island. 

We came back Tokyo via.Sapporo.

利尻島から、札幌経由で、東京に戻りました。


















74 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! I especially like the one of the mama duck with her ducklings swimming in a row behind her.

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  2. Your photos are breath- taking... Really beautiful nature and you captured it fantastic

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  3. Wow! Look at the lovely ducklings swimming in a row! So cute and nice feelings! You were lucky to capture them. I like the mountain too. It is awesome and pretty. Japan has so many lovely places for you to visit without having to go overseas.

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    1. Dear Twilight man.
      Thank you very much for your comment. We would enjoy various kind of nature all over Japan. I hope you will come to Japan repeatedly.

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  4. I love seeing your Japanese blog. Gorgeous flowers and landscapes with the water. How cute are the little ducklings!

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  5. Beautiful images of a place I have never visited...but will one day. Lovely calming landscapes and striking orange/yellow flower. Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Dear Lori.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you will come to Japan in a fiture.

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  6. Hi Minoru, You got some excellent photos of the flowers despite the bad weather. I love the little ducklings. They're so cute.

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  7. Hello Minoru,

    You are an excellent photographer. I love the close-up shots of the beautiful blooms. Nice blue on the airplane too!

    Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  8. Beautiful blue sky in the first and the last, but my favorite photo is the ducks. Happy blue Monday

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  9. I haven't even heard of this island... Thank you for sharing your journey once again and the richness of Japanese flora.

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  10. That's a beautiful photo of Mt. Rishiri. Your photos of the adorable duck family and the colorful wildflowers are superb.

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  11. My goodness, Minoru, Mt. Rishiri is so beautiful, and I just love the photograph of those little ducklings.
    So precious.

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  12. What a beautiful island! Guess you can only come there by plane! Love the snowy mountain, and gorgeous green views - so many flowers! My previous house had the same purple Wisteria -I miss them!

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  13. gorgeous captures! love the duck family. so cute.

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  14. O sol é para as flores o que os sorrisos são para a humanidade.(Joseph Addison)
    Fantástica e inspiradoras imagens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Obrigada querida, pela visita carinhosa!
    Um doce abraço, Marie

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  15. カモの親子がかわいい!自然にあふれたいいところですね。 雨が降ってなくてよかったし、花や草木が美しいです。 今日本地図を見て利尻島がどこにあるか調べてます。方向音痴で困ってます。

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    1. Dear Akemi sama
      こんばんは。利尻島、礼文島はお隣どうしですが、利尻は高い山があり、礼文は高い山が無く、花の浮島と呼ばれています。
       レブンアツモリソウは特別天然記念物で山野草ファンの憧れです。

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    2. お元気ですか? 今頃どこを旅していますか?私たちは電車乗り換えが不便ですが、金沢から下呂温泉ではなくて、白馬の方へ足をのばすことにしました。 そこで一泊して、信濃松川にある、いわさきちひろさんの美術館、安曇野のわさび畑に立ち寄りながら、下って行こうかと思っています。 諏訪湖か、松本で宿を取り、名古屋へ向かって行くというのはどうでしょう? 東京でのお薦めレストランの事もお聞きしたいです。 とにかく日本についてその日のホテルの予約が取れたので、ちょっと一安心、、、最近はホテル捜しで寝不足気味です。

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    3. Dear Akemi sama.
      おはようございます。 鳥海山から帰りました。 松本城は必見です。 レストランの件。メールしました。

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  16. Beautiful photos from your trip! The scenic views are lovely. The duck family is adorable. And I love all the gorgeous flowers! Lovely post!

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  17. the water is so peaceful. the wildflowers are delightful.

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  18. Flowers are beautiful...and the places too.Thanks for sharing.

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  19. beautiful scenery and you captured it so well.

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  20. Beautiful photos! I love how you captured all the glorious beauty surrounding you! Gorgeous colors too! Happy Blue Monday and enjoy your week.

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  21. Wow - what a fabulous place full of lovely flowers and majestic mountains. Great shots!

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  22. wow the place looks so peaceful and lovely. Wonderful captures.
    Oh Snap - My Blog

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  23. So serene and inviting photos ~ beautiful floral shots also for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  25. 姫沼のなんと静かで、きれいな事。緑の水面、すべれそうです。カルガモの親子が、大自然を独占して、かわいいです。もう、何十年も昔、学生時代にバックパッカーで、フェリーに乗っていきました。無計画で、結局、島での滞在は、たったの半日ぐらいだったと思います。
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Dear Sarah.
      こんばんは。 ありがとうございます。ようやく一枚良い写真が撮れました。バックパッカーでしたか。 昔はカニ族なんて言われてました。 

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  28. gorgeous shots... 4 years ago , pretty long ...

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    1. Dear CQUEK.
      Thank you very much for your comment. We went there 2 weeks ago. Only the first photo was taken four years ago.

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  29. It's been four years and have rescued;)
    A happy family of ducks!
    Good Sunday.
    a hug.

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  30. What a great looking place - shame the weather did not cooperate.

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  31. ご無沙汰しています。ぼちぼちブログにも復帰です。

    ほんとうに空気の澄みきっているのが伝わってくるようなお写真ですね。心が洗われます。沼の色から爽やかな緑のシャワーを感じます。カルガモ親子可愛い~!5月の凛とした様子もいいですが、いのちの躍動の感じられる季節はいいですね。

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko sama
      こんばんは。カルガモの親子の写真を撮れたのが収穫でした。 今回は北海道に無いはずの梅雨空でして、帰る頃にようやく陽がさして来ました。

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  32. カルガモの親子のお写真に感動しました!
    野鳥と 可憐な野の花を撮られる時の Minoru 様のお顔が想像できるほど
    被写体がお好きな気持ちが伝わってきます。 
    撮られる彼らも なんだか嬉しそうなのが素敵です。

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    1. Dear Anzu sama.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。利尻山は「白い恋人」というお土産のお菓子に、その雄姿が大きく写っています。今回もそれを期待しましたが、心眼で見て来ました。
       「小さきものは可愛い」と清少納言が書いていますが、とてもかわいかったです。

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  33. Olá amiga, vim desejar-lhe um abençoado início de mês.
    Belíssimas imagens!!!!
    Doce abraço Marie.

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  34. Vaya fotos mas bonitas...me encanta la de los patos..un saludo desde Murcia...

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  35. ¸.•°♪♬
    Muito lindo!... um lugar encantador!!!
    Belas flores exóticas!!!

    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ¸.•°♪♬♫º°

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