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Friday, January 13, 2012

Maybe somewhere




   I feel something of soft touch.
   The voice of the time. The snowy beating. The ancestral soul.

   The words cannot get them.

   The temple is covered with a silver hat.





   There were them there all the time from the ancient times.
   They have been living while protecting something.

   It is the life.





   The lovely hometown.
   The long history. And short breath.

   Please watching over us.


   Here is Shirakawa village, Gifu Prefecture.



   山里は冬ぞ寂しさまさりける  人目も草もかれぬと思へば
    源宗于 (?-939)  古今集315番、百人一首28番、三十六人撰97番

   Loneliness adds to the mountain village still more during winter.  The person and grass wither away.   
    Minamoto no Muneyuki (?-939) Kokin Wakashū No.315, Hyakunin Isshu No.28, Thirty-six Poetry Immortals No.97



   絵の中に  入るや山家の  雪景色
    向井 去来  (1651 - 1704)

   In a picture  express mountain lodges?  deep snow scenery  
    Mukai Kyorai  (1651 - 1704)

141 comments:

  1. as perfect as a Hokusai.
    New year time
    visiting Shinto shrines
    good luck!
    to you-


    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  2. Impresionate nevazo esto no nos pasa aqui, las fotografias y el video son espectaculares aunque eso si, muy frias.
    Un Abrazo caluroso desde Almeria- España.

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  3. Mein lieber Freund, ein wunderbares Video...DANKE

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

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  4. your Japan is so beautifull, as your words, my dear friend. :)

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  5. Qué maravilla de fotos, y de sitio, y de texto acompañando a las imágenes. Desde mi ignorancia me sorprende descubrir estas espectaculares nevadas en Japón, te agradezco que nos des a conocer (me des a conocer) estos lugares.
    Un saludo desde Santiago de Compostela, casi en el otro extremo.

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  6. Hi Ruma.....

    What a fine pictures and video of this beautiful winter
    wunderland...Well done, looks like a fairytale...
    compliments

    Grtz, Nieske

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  7. How beautiful is in your photographic work ...
    Thank you, these pictures come to mind ...
    A hug.

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  8. What a beautiful place !!! and fantastic pictures!
    Greetings,Essi

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  9. Beautiful shots, I like the white of the snow, it's so romantic!

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  10. Ooo my dear friend
    Fantastic photos and place!!! Like a fairytale!!!
    Your country is lovely!!!
    Thank you!
    Best regards

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  11. Hi Ruma,

    I normally prefer the summer over the winter cause i like the warmth.
    But seeing your photo's en reading your words, my mind has changed.
    The beauty of both (words and pictures) captured my hart and make me long for this beautiful times.

    Warm greetings, Karina

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    1. УНИКАЛНО МЯСТО!
      ПОЗДРАВИ ОТ БЪЛГАРИЯ!

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  12. Hi Ruma
    Lovely pictures and video of a beautiful country.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings from Portugal.

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  13. Dear Ruma
    Thank you very much for this great pictures and the video. It's so interesting to see your country. The old houses are beautiful with their thatched roof. I like it very much.
    Warm greetings from Switzerland
    Angela

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  14. Lovely shots and video, Ruma. The snow is beautiful if we are into a warm home, but the landscape is fantasctic.
    A big hug.

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  15. Wonderful. I can feel the smell of those scenes through your beautiful photographs. I love all your photos.

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    1. Life gives us these wonders ... Here, this year there is no snow: ((
      a hug

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  16. I like a lot these photos, ruma! The video is enchanting. There are old wooden houses in a certain part of my country too, but a different style. I googled and I saw this is a historic village of UNESCO heritage. It's only right when people try to preserve what it is really valuable in one's country.

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  17. Magnifiques images!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! qui me font envie , car nous cette année par ici n'avons pas encore eu de neige....

    Un grand bonjour du Luxembourg
    Celeste.

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  18. R-such peacefulness - in the images, the setting and history. Thanks. B

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  19. Wonderful landscape and photos!
    Cinzia

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  20. Ruma el vídeo precioso , las fotos aun mas la primera es mi elección

    Un abrazo

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  21. All your photos great Ruma! And your video of course..
    Thank you very much !
    Greetings from Turkey...

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  22. It looks to perfect to be real. How utterly divine.

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  23. Que fantástico reportaje nos traes, unas fotos preciosas de este bellísimo y nevado enclave, un lugar para disfrutar del entorno y contemplar esta belleza. Un abrazo amigo

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  24. The winter in its best! This year has started with rain and wind and we're still waiting for snow:)
    Thanks for these beautiful images.
    Joo

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  25. Lovely snowy shots Ruma!
    Specially for me, since we don't have hard winters here.
    Have a good weekend! :)

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  26. These are timeless photos with a peaceful atmosphere, where everything slows down with the snow!
    Love these photos Ruma, so appealing!

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  27. Preciosa estampa del invierno, junto al fantástico reportaje bucólico y soñador de un paisaje sorprendente.
    Mi felicitación por tu pots.

    Un cordial saludo Ruma

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  28. Helo Ruma!!!! Your photos like me so much and the most important thing.... they remember me the village where I grew up!!!A village in the north of Spain plenty of snow and cold!!! Kisses and hugs from Spain.

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  29. Stunning images,
    happy weekend.
    a hug.

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  30. Me encantan. Que maravilla de fotos de esa tierra helada; para guardar. Abrazos, ruma.

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  31. Truly beautiful images... alas we have no snow here this year... :(

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  32. Très jolie, il semble y avoir beaucoup de neige mais en même temps il ne semble pas y faire très froid !

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  33. Quanta neve!! Di solito non la amo molto ma come non ammirarla con questi scatti meravigliosi!
    Un saluto,
    Francesca

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  34. Very nice landscapes. I love much snow and your quotes.
    Enjoy your life!
    A Kiss from Italy.

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  35. º°❤ Parece que essas imagens saíram de um sonho.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    °º✿
    º° ✿ ✿⊱╮

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  36. Lovely winter walk...
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  37. Greats pics!!! Love the snow!
    Kisses from Spain

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  38. Oh, what magic! Your photos are simply stunning and I love the snowy scenes of Japan.
    I would love to visit your beautiful country one day and see the Japanese gardens and temples.
    This is a lovely post and it is great to visit you here.

    Many blessings,
    Jo May.

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  39. Una preciosidad todas las fotos que nos has dejado...

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  40. I love those snowy landscapes. Always full of light.

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  41. Прекрасни снимки и филм... Благодаря!

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  42. It's so wonderful to discover Japan with your magical photos !

    The long history of snow, the long and white season ... Somewhere on earth !

    Thanks for your sweet visit Ruma !

    Greetings from France ( in the south ! )

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  43. De magnifiques paysages de neige ! Voilà ce qui nous a manqué cet hiver en Alsace
    Je ne maîtrise pas l'anglais mais avec google traducteur ça va :-)
    Merci pour votre visite !

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  44. The snow is beautiful and so... quiet. It can hide every sound inside, every colour, but it's beautiful, either way.

    Greetings from Poland :)))

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  45. Dear Ruma, I felt like I was floating through the village. What a treasure . . . as are you, your words and images. May you and all the treasures of your world always be protected and allowed to flourish. Thank you for sharing. Peace, Carol

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  46. Superbement dit!
    Bonne semaine.
    Anna

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  47. The snowy scenery of the village touches my heart. How beautifully snow transforms it to the world of fairy tale. For me fallen snow seems soft and warm. Ruma, great photos as usual.
    Best wishes,
    keiko

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  48. La belleza del paisaje y la exquisitez del texto, unidos en una plegaria.
    Gracias por transmitir tanta paz y tanta belleza.

    Un abrazo!

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  49. Beautiful photos.
    I really miss winter in Japan.
    Your photos made me want to go back.

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  50. I have been there in autumn. But the beauty of the winter Shirakawa-go is special.We sometimes watch this village on ゆく年くる年 of NHK TV. I feel warmth in them though in cold snow. A large family has been living,cooperating together,I wonder.

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  51. What a winter wonderland...beautiful pictures, Ruma. Thank you! I'm your newest follower.
    Best regards from Germany
    Gaby

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  52. Your pictures are so serene and timeless - your words so beautiful! On a hot Australian summer day they bring a breath of coolness ...

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  53. Olá amigo! Passando para apreciar estas belas imagens, assim como, agradecer a honrosa visita e o gentil comentário deixado lá no nosso humilde espaço.

    Estamos retornando às atividades, com a esperança de continuarmos merecendo o teu valioso apoio, um dos principais esteios de sustentação do nosso Arte & Emoções.

    Furtado.

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  54. Hello Ruma !
    Winter landscapes in the snow are very beautiful in Japan, and the lodges too.
    No one snowflake here yet.

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  55. Un paisaje precioso, como siempre nos muestras la naturaleza en todo su esplendor...

    Abrazos

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  56. stunning shots of a snowy scenery!

    love these shots, especially the last one the most.

    have a great wee!

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  57. Wouah !! a amazing pictures !!! happy new year 2012 for you !

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  58. Encantado de volver por tu casa y llevarme la grata sorpresa de una imágenes maravillosamente invernales...

    Saludos y un fuerte abrazo,
    Db.

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  59. Qué maravillosas fotografías, me has hecho soñar!
    Un abrazo

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  60. Hi,Rumaさん
    ソフトクリームのような、なめらかな雪と青い空が眩しいです。
    冷たい真っ白な雪景色の中に一軒たたずむ家、何かを語りかけている力強さがあります。

    ようやくコメントが入れられるようになって嬉しく存じます。
    昨日Google Chromeに変えました。

    RedRose.

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  61. cordially greet lovely blog:))

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  62. Cette série est surprenante et pourtant je suis habitué à la qualité de tes photos. Ici, on ressent en plus cette sérénité orientale qui nous manque à nous occidentaux, et un véritable amour de ton pays et de ces lieux immémoriaux sous la neige.
    Superbe.
    Bien amicalement,

    Roger

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  63. Serenity and Beauty... It's wonderful, I like Winter...
    Nice evening Ruma !
    Greetings

    Nathanaëlle

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  64. Cuanta belleza nos traes…todo un deleite para la mirada y el sentir del alma…
    Precioso e inmenso blog…

    Bsos

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  65. quite beautiful
    and peaceful
    much like my world at the moment
    thank you ~

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  66. Hello Ruma, that wonderful pictures! are striking. I hope you have begun in 2012 in the best way. Kiss.

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  67. Hello! What a beautiful photos!

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  68. WOW wat een mooie witte wereld!
    Maar toch weet je alles heel warm over te brengen!
    Prachtige beelden, ik heb genoten en wens je een fijn weekend.
    Groetjes Cristien

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  69. Como a diversidade ambiental se manifesta. Do outro lado do mundo aqui no sul so Brasil estamos com temperaturas acima dos 30° e uma seca que dura meses.
    Paulo Bettanin

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  70. wow, so beautiful shots, I love the snow and in this pictures is BEAUTIFUL!!

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  71. By the weekend he was cheerful to the end,
    I am sending you a little bit of the hand of the sun.
    Let the joyous smile of thy mouth guests
    Let this free time you will bring much pleasure. Yours nice and warm! Miraculous, PLEASANT,
    WEEKEND wish.

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  72. °º✿
    º° ✿ ✿⊱╮Olá, amiga!

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil°º✿
    º° ✿ ✿⊱╮

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  73. magnifiche foto da lasciare senza parole mi sono aggiunta il tuo blog è interessante buona giornata

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  74. Thank you for visite my blog and you sweet words.
    Your blog is also wonderful, I want to take a look to the other posts.

    Have a great weekend and hope to see you again on my blog..

    Hugs from Holland
    Patricia

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  75. Che meraviglia queste immagini! Davvero complimenti! Un abbraccio e buonissima serata

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  76. Good evening! After reading my book "Sakura and OAK" In Japan, I'm in love! Thank you were my guest! YOU of all good! HAPPY NEW YEAR! COME TO ME!

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  77. What a beautyfull landscape you are showing. Breathtaking pictures.
    Thanks for sharing
    Have a wonderfull weekend
    Marijke

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  78. Beautiful work and you show off your magnificent country so well. Greetings from another island in the Atlantic, the Emerald Isle:~))

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  79. Thank you for your lovely comment! I appreciate it. Your photos are so charming, so magical. It just snowed here today (granted, it wasn't very much), but my landscapes looks nothing like this ... it is just a simple Midwest town, not the far-away and--to me--intriguingly foreign place pictured here. Even though I am sure it is cold, the scenery is still breathtaking. Having said that, I adore your blog title and think that it is an apt fit for this site. Furthermore, it is *true.* There are so many delicate things, so many fanciful things, so many colors and lines and shapes and forms in the natural world that mimic the creation of calligraphy.

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  80. Maravillosas las fotos y la nevada
    ¡¡Very nice!!!
    saludos

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  81. You kindly commented on my blog last December and I am sorry that I have only just found you. I love your photos with the snow landscapes, they are really beautiful. I have also just become one of your followers.

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  82. Olá Guma! Eis que mais uma vez, aqui retorno para apreciar estas belas imagens, bem como, para agradecer a tua honrosa visita.

    Abraços,

    Furtado.

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  83. Hello Ruma!

    Thanks for your visit on my blog. Your blog is amazing. Beautiful photos. Very cool the video. I love JAPAN.
    Good weekend!
    BIA – BRASIL :)

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  84. Moja córka wróciła dwa tygodnie temu z Tokio. Macie zaskakujący i egzotyczny kraj dla Europejczyka, no i niezwykle piękny.

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  85. Ruma, thank you for marvellous trip!!! Japan is very beautiful, at spring, at winter, at summer... it is so far away from us!!!too pity!!! Kisses from Greece.

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  86. Un invierno hermoso,
    que tengas buen fin de semana.
    un abrazo.

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  87. Thanks for the comment on my blog !!!:)
    Your blog is awesome! ;)) I love this post! :) You follow each other? I hope your answer on MY BLOG ... And then I'll follow you BACK !!!!!!! XOXOXOXO

    A big kiss from Brazil !;):):)
    http://deiafsalim.blogspot.com/

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  88. What a beautiful village! Thanks for taking us on such a beautiful tour.

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  89. Hi Ruma,

    Lovely to discover your blog and many thanks for visiting me.
    Your photographs of the snowy village are lovely.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  90. Hello

    Thanks for your comment.
    The photos are beautiful - I have the impression that Japan is always beautiful.

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  91. cudowne widoki
    będę tu zaglądać
    pozdrawiam
    http://szydelkoizy.blogspot.com/

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  92. Hello !
    Beautiful photos <3 !
    Follow !

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  93. Ruma, this is all so incredibly beautiful, in its bleak whiteness. It's a far cry from hot
    dusty, Mumbai.

    Hope you are staying warm this winter.

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  94. Beautiful winter landscapes!!
    I visited Japan 2 years ago in January...

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  95. Thank you so much for your kind words in my blog!

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  96. Love this pics!
    Thanks for your lovely comment!
    if you want you can follow to us, we will exchange again, kiss kiss from Italy:)

    http://todayilook.blogspot.com/

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  98. Ruma, thank you for your kind words in my blog! I did not think that Japan is so beautiful in winter. Great photos! From Russia with love. Julia. http://shtuchkiruchkami.blogspot.com/

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  99. The pictures of Japan in winter are really magic <3

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  100. Your photographs are beautiful...thank you too for calling by my blog and your lovely comments,
    Susan x

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  101. I cordially greet and wish the same luck in everything

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  102. Very beautiful photos..
    The hat is a silver-sweet sound for snow.

    Second picture..
    Trees that look like paintings, with a touch of white snow.

    And last photo..
    A house kissed by the snow..
    A warm greeting..
    dandelìon

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  103. Wow...this is breathtaking! And your blog is beautiful!!! Thanks for visiting me and I look forward to following you along!

    Kristin

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  104. Lovely, breath taking photos.
    And your words always sweet touching the heart.

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  105. Hi Ruma,

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much! How pretty the houses look in the snow. Can you send some of that snow our way? We did not get any this year.

    Happy new week!

    Madelief

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  106. Amazing photography and definitely a place to visit.
    I just wish I could, as I simply love your country, landscape and simply find your culture fascinating.

    Have a nice week.

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  107. Hola:
    Hay torta y te invito a celebrar el primer aniversario del Kiosko de Mau y te agradezco el haberme brindado tu amistad bloguera. Gracias por seguirme.
    Recoge tu recuerdo de aquí:

    http://kioskodemau.blogspot.com/2012/01/primer-aniversario.html#.TxyD4KW1Oa8


    Un abrazo lleno de luz y ternura con mucho chocolate.
    Mau

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  108. Obrigada pela visita!
    Adorei estar aqui
    !
    Boa semana ... mil beijos !!!!!!!

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  109. Hello Ruma,
    Somewhere in the white snow ancestral remains the soul and and your great heart as captured in these photographs...
    Greatings,

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  110. Hi! I like your winter captures. Photos looks so natural and very clear, though i really hate winter season.
    --------
    Seamless Paper Backdrops

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  111. Suzanne Muy lindo Saludos de José Ramón desde
    Creatividad e imaginación fotos de José Ramón

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  112. Love the images which reminds me very much of what one would see in the USA, and in my neck of the woods in Lebanon,Pa. Great pictures as always. Richard

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  113. Thank you for sharing en showing the beauty of your country. Have a wonderful day!...and I'll be back :)

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  114. Hi Ruma, hope all is going well for you !
    I enjoy this visit here and your beautiful
    images ! wish you happy days

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  115. Zdjęcia piękne, ale filmik wspaniały. Można tam zobaczyć nie tylko bardzo śnieżną zimę, ale Wasze domy, a nawet ich wnętrza. Dziękuję za to i pozdrawiam serdecznie. *** Photos of beautiful, but a wonderful movie. You can see there is not only a very snowy winter, but your homes and even their interiors. Thank you for this and greetings.

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  116. Beautiful snowy landscapes. They are a beautiful winter picture

    http://ventanadefoto.blogspot.com/

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  117. 素晴らしい銀世界ですね。今まで見てきたどの雪景色の写真よりも、白く、美しく、温かく、やさしく、しかも力強いです。

    これまでコメントをいれることができませんでした。これはうまくいきそうです。

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  118. Ruma what beautiful and amazing pictures, like always!! Look georgeous like a card or from special tale! nice!:)

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  119. complimenti foto strepitose sai dalle mie parti vedere la neve è un miraggio

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  120. Unas bellas imágenes unidas a sentidas palabras
    Saludos

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  121. A beautiful cottage in the middle of nowhere surrounded by snow makes a lovely scenery. I can just imagine how it would be so amazing to spend a few days there :)

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  122. Your photos and words are wonderful. Shirakawa village is very beautiful, set in a lovely place.

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  123. La pureté malgré la souffrance.

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  124. Hi Ruma! It's a beautiful old village! The snow adds nice feeling. I'm glad to see a place where time stands still.

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  125. Wow! By the way. Can you share the camera settings?
    regards

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  126. CIAO RUMA .
    Che belle immagine della neve . Pensa che in italia ha nevicato quasi tutte le città , da me neppure un centimetro .La neve mi piace ma quando è troppo no! Soffro molto il freddo . Ho visto che mi hai lasciato un commento su il condominio , quello non è il mio blog , comunque se vuoi lasciarmi i saluto , vieni in Lina-solopoesie . Un bacio e un abbraccio Lina

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