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Thursday, 22 January 2009
We've had a very warm winter so far, with snow staying for a few days and then melting. It should have come to stay by now, but who knows, maybe we are in for a surprise. The farmers say it's not good for the rice as the insects don't die off, and are a plague in the warmer weather.
Echigo Yuzawa, however, outside of town a hundred kilometres or so, is a ski area famous for its snow and onsen baths. They have a sprinkler system which keeps the streets clear of snow now, but before that was installed, the locals would use their first floor (second floor for Brit/Aust readers) windows as access into and out of their houses.