Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

Travel Oct 20, 2017

Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

by Stephen Mansfield

Traveling into the Shiobara Valley by bus, visitors are assailed by the rich, intensely cultivated fields of Nasunogahara. The reformations that characterized Japan's Meiji Era (1868 -1912) were not confined to political or social change, the volcanic wasteland of Nasunogahara undergoing a transformation of ...