This sprawling Edo higan zakura cherry blossom tree is 330 years old and has been designated a Natural Monument by the city of Nirasaki, Japan.
Dr. Seuss’s garden
Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan looks like a field of Thneeds right out of The Lorax!
Are the Tokyo Olympics Sustainable Enough?
The 2020 Olympics are about to start (in 2021 nonetheless) and the city of Tokyo has been hard at work to make sure these games are as green as they can be! This week Noel and Jacob talk about the positive eco-friendly improvements, what the naysayers have to say, and why the biathlon might be training future spies.
Daniel Kordan, a photographer for National Geographic, captured this tranquil moment in Arashiyama bamboo forest.
Trees Grown From Trees
Similar to coppicing, the Daisugi technique for growing trees began in Japan during the Muromachi period around the 14th century. The Sugi trees are pruned similar to a Bonsai trees and the wood is uniformly cut, straight and without knots. Perfect for construction and producing wood without cutting down trees for 700 years!
Where Snow Meets the Sea
Taken on the western coast of Japan in the San’in Kaigan GeoPark by photographer Hisa (@ag.lr.88) on Instagram. Beautiful shot as we witness two biomes collide.
Roller Coaster Overgrowth
A somewhat eerie and incredible sight in Japan from photographer Shane Thoms, who captured this overgrown roller coaster at the now abandoned Nara Dreamland.
When you hear the term ‘murder hornets,’ it feels just like another bit of nightmare fuel. But this week Noel and Jacob figure out why the Asian Giant Hornet is getting such a bad rap, whether they in fact traveled to North America on Vespas, and are wasps protecting cheese farms?
It’s time to go for a walk in the woods as Noel and Jacob chat about an Eastern phenomenon called Forest Bathing and the magical healing powers of the trees that could save your life!
Ducks Out for a Walk
Today’s Image of the Day is of these two ducks. I don’t know about you but, for me, looking at this picture makes me wonder where these two are going or where they’ve been. Did you know in Japan, ducks are being used as an eco-friendly alternative to harmful pesticides? It’s true! Japanese farmers are […]