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Moss grows into a popular leisure activity in Japan

Lifestyle Aug 5, 2018

Moss grows into a popular leisure activity in Japan

As Kaori Shibo bends her head down and peers at a log through a magnifying glass, she emits a delighted gasp. The object of her adoration? Moss. With her face almost close enough to kiss the fallen tree, she shouts out, "Oh, this baby's sporophyte ...

Moss-viewing trips catching on among women

National Jul 27, 2015

Moss-viewing trips catching on among women

by Satoe Matsumoto

One day in June, a group of 17 people, mostly women wearing colorful outfits, got together at a scenic lakeside area at the foot of Mount Kita-Yatsugatake in Nagano Prefecture. Instead of using binoculars to look at the panorama around them, these people were gazing ...