Sabbatical Snow Summary
On every other day it snowed.
The snowfall data (daily and cumulative) are in this chart.
That was a total of 158 cm (5'2") that fell while I was there, adding to the base of 153 cm already present when I arrived.
I was mostly writing, looking out the window at this.
There were various views of all the powder, and I didn't spend my time taking photos of it. But one can imagine what 158 cm of new snow in a week is like.
It's extraordinary, and so is the yuki otoko. This fine spirit, a kome (rice) shochu, also has my favorite label. Yuki otoko means snow man.
And this yuki otoko looks like a fun-loving creature.
There was good food too. This vegetable miso ramen was especially delicious.
I went back to my room through the snow every night.
I could have stayed out until 27:00, but why would I do that?
Especially when there was this to explore during the day.