Thursday, November 20, 2008

Aso in a sea of clouds

One of the sights for which Japan's Aso valley — where Mellow Monk's tea is grown — is famous is the unkai, the "sea of clouds," which happens when fog rolls into the valley and fills it to the rim. Here are a couple of clickable pics of this beautiful, most mellowing phenomenon:

There is a whole page of pictures of Aso's unkai here. You can also see a 3-D map of the Aso Valley — which, technically speaking, is actually a horseshoe-shaped caldera.

—Mellow Monk

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