Shirogane Blue Pond
The Blue Pond is nestled in the forest above Biei, and its brilliant colour is only revealed by following the path through the trees. The pond was made by damming a river to prevent a volcanic mudflow reaching Biei, and the colour is caused by naturally occurring minerals and chemicals. The blue colour is most intense in summer and on still days the semi-submerged tree trunks are reflected on the mirror-like surface of the pond. #biei #blue #free #photography
Posted by Denise Stephens
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