Yatsugatake walk vol.8
a perfect guide of Yatsugatake area for tourists
Paul Smither’s Yatsugatake and Southern Alps
Mountain plants Field guide – 3 (P.58)
Tamagawa toad lily takes its name from a river in the Kyoto area where the yellow flowered shrub Kerria japonica can all be found.
I’ve only seen this toad lily on a couple of occasions in the wild. The first time was when on a guided walk several plants growing on a moss encrusted boulder were pointed out to me. The spring water splashing onto the rock and the canopy of oak leaves above provided the damp shade that toad lilies love so much.
My second encounter was during a hiking trip alongside a mountain river. Admiring the various ferns, hosts and rodgersias growing on the banks I noticed the beautiful lemon yellow star shaped flowers peeking out of the green tapestry.
Now after growing many plants from seed I enjoy watching large bumblebees follow the red speckled markings and disappear into the depths of the flowers. Flowering in July, this is a real gem of a plant to brighten up a shady corner of any garden.
●Mountains, literature and people
●Yatsugatake as a starting point for the art of photography (P.8-9)
●Young athletes from the southern foothills of the Yatsugatake Mountains (P.10-12)
●Southern Yatsugatake Highland resort Kiyosato Highland (P.13)
●About our area – Oizumi, Nagasaka (P.28)
●About our area – Takane, Sutama, Akeno, Nirasaki (P.36)
●About our area – Kobuchisawa, Hakushu, Mukawa (P.40)
●About our area – Fujimi, Haramura (P.47)
●Fujimi town (P.48)
●Haramura and Central Yatsugatake highland (P.49)
●Profile of Yatsugatake, Southern Alps Mountains (P.49)
●Yatsugatake, Southern Alps: Enjoy the charm with your five senses (P.59)
●Yatsugatake, southern Alps Sake Tour (P.60-61)
●How to walk in Hokuto city (P.62)
●Enjoy! Community (P.63)
●The UNESCO Eco park that is in the "Yatsugatake walk" area (P.63)
●Yatsugatake, Minami Alps Onsen catalogue (P.64)
●Yatsugatake, southern Alps Event calendar (P.66-67)
●Paul Smither’s Yatsugatake and Southern Alps Mountain plants Field guide – 1 (P.20)
●Paul Smither’s Yatsugatake and Southern Alps Mountain plants Field guide – 2 (P.50)
●Paul Smither’s Yatsugatake and Southern Alps Mountain plants Field guide – 3 (P.58)