Friday, October 14, 2005

The "Aso Boy" steam engine

The "Aso Boy," which runs from Aso City (where our tea is from) to Kumamoto City in Japan, is the only operating steam engine on the island of Kyushu.

In this shot

you can see the rim of the Mt. Aso caldera in the background.

Incidentally, the name "Aso Boy" is a play on words in its similarity to the Japanese word asobou, which means "let's play."

For more about the Aso area, try this post and this one.
—Mellow Monk

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