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KUROHIME

Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Feb 11, 2018
There's no business like snow business
A few weeks ago I had things to do in Tokyo and Yokohama, so I had a ticket booked for a late-afternoon train from Nagano on Jan. 22. Then that morning my manager in Tokyo phoned to tell me I should come early because "heavy snow" was expected during the day, meaning trains would be delayed and taxis...
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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.
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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.
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ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Jun 4, 2016
Forest horror led to an honor from 'foes'
As I write this in my home outside Kurohime, it's astonishing to realize it has been 36 years since I came to live in the hills of northern Nagano Prefecture.
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JAPAN
May 14, 2016
Naturalist C.W. Nicol wins Green Culture Prize for forestry efforts
Nagano naturalist C.W. Nicol has been named co-winner of the Green Culture Prize for his outstanding work on woodlands restoration.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Dec 5, 2015
All set for our woods' own horse power
Over the past three years, the C.W. Nicol Afan Woodland Trust has been bringing down people and horses from Tono and Morioka in Iwate Prefecture to help us take out trees we've been thinning from our woods here in northern Nagano Prefecture — and lately, too, from the adjoining national forest...
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ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Sep 6, 2014
A tale of two parks, and their preservation
As I sit in my study here in Kurohime in the hills of northern Nagano Prefecture, through the window I can see 2,053-meter Mount Kurohime, a dormant volcano that's forested to the top.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals