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Mishakaike Pond in Nagano Prefecture, Japan



Mishakaike: Japan's most beautiful pond which attracted Kaii Higashiyama

If anyone asks me where is the most beautiful pond in Japan, I would say that it is Mishakaike Pond in Nagano Prefecture. The famous Japanese artist Kaii Higashiyama (1908-1999) drew his representative work "Vibrant Green" (1982) with this pond as the motif. If you go to Mishakaike Pond, you will be able to take some of the most beautiful pictures that are perfect for your Instagram. On this page, I will introduce you the beautiful photos of Mishakaike Pond. Mysterious world in the mountains The painter added a white horse in the world of this pond Mishakaike Pond is an artificial pond with an area of ​​about 0.1ha and a depth of about 7m. It is located in the high altitude of 1,500 m or more, close to "Yatsugatake" (2,899 m), which is a mountain representing Japan. Farmers around Mishakaike Pond have long suffered from cold damage. So this pond was built to store water once and raise the water temperature even a little. Mishakaike Pond is very acidic, so there are not many creatures. The surface of the water reflects the surrounding forest, just like a mirror. The fresh green of spring, the deep green of summer and the autumn leaves are astonishingly bright on Mishakaike Pond. This pond became famous in Japan because the Japanese painter Kaii Higashiyama who represents the twentieth century drew works with this pond as a motif. He drew a white horse at the base of this mysterious pond. The white horse enhanced the mysterious atmosphere of Mishakaike Pond. ...

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