NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉

2007/2/13

猪苗代湖のしぶき氷 Inawashiroko-no-shibukikoori Splash Ice of Inawashiro Lake

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If you pass along Tenjin beach toward the mouth of the Nagase River in midwinter, you will see the phenomenon of natural ice art.
  
Water from Inawashiro Lake is blown by very strong westerly winds onto trees near the beach where it freezes in splash formations, a phenomenon that is very rare in Japan. This 'splash ice' is as beautiful as 'silver frost' and you will never be tired of seeing it.

The splashes sometimes make ice formations up to five meters long. The wind is so strong that windbreak forests have been planted along Tenjin beach. Strong cold waves sometimes make the splash ice around the trees. You can see this ice along a 100m area where there are no anti-erosion concrete blocks.

Moreover, you can see various other changing ice formations such as drift ice and ice upheavals that are said to mark the passing of deities.

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Inawashiro-cho, Yama-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, 969-3100
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Splash Ice of Inawashiro Lake
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024-945-070




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