Come what may, we're doing just fine

Environment | OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK May 28, 2017

Come what may, we're doing just fine

Rain had started pelting the cherry blossoms when I returned from Tokyo last month, squelching the plans of countless would-be outdoor revelers. Here in Kurohime in northern Nagano Prefecture the snow was melting and the Torii River, which rises in ancient Togakushi and is fed ...

New horse lodge signals the way ahead

Environment | OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK Sep 3, 2016

New horse lodge signals the way ahead

On July 15, 2016, just a few minutes' gentle canter from our splendid Afan Trust Centre here in the hills outside Kurohime in northern Nagano Prefecture, we officially opened our brand-new, first-ever horse lodge. Designed by Nobuaki Furuya and his team at Waseda University in ...