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  Japan - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Referred to in Japan as Fuji-san, the mountain is beloved by many Japanese and appears often in art and as a symbol of the country.
The tallest peak on the island (and in the region) is Mount Ishizuchi at 1,982 m (6,503 ft).
The tallest mountain on Kyūshū is Kujū, measuring 1,788 m (5,866 ft).
encarta.msn.com /text_761566679___2/Japan.html   (4393 words)

 JAPAN'S ODA ON WATER/Johanis de Rjke, a Dutch engineer who protected people's lives from floods.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Three Kiso Rivers (Kiso, Nagara and Ibi rivers) Improvement Project is one of his many accomplishments.
The "Kiso River Improvement Project, Project to Separate the Three Rivers" was designed based on his survey report.
The Kiso River Improvement Project began in 1887 and was completed in 1900.
www.mofa.go.jp /policy/oda/category/water/contribute/04column/kozui.html   (192 words)

 Holy Mountains & Sacred Shrines in Japanese Buddhism & Shintoism
Mountain worship in Japan is referred to as Sangaku Shinkou 山岳信仰, which literally means "mountain faith." Records suggest such worship emerged well before the introduction of Buddhism to Japan in the 6th century AD.
Kiso Ontake has its shrine at the foot of the mountain and is the headquarters of the Mitakekyo ("Mitake teaching").
In addition to the groups of Shugendo believers who ascend the mountain to perform their rites, local farmers also worship there early in the spring as it is believed that the mountain's god descends to the rice fields in the spring and ensures fertility in the coming year.
www.onmarkproductions.com /html/holy-mountains-sacred-shrines.html   (4999 words)

For more than a thousand years, people in the Kiso Valley of Japan and in the surrounding mountains have maintained the tradition of fine woodworking.
The Kiso Workshop is one of those remaining legacies to the art and craft of lutherie.
The BRIDGE is ebony ~ made in the Klein acoustic design called an "Impedance matching" bridge that is shaped to coincide with the string vibration and assist in an even transmission from the string through the bridge into the top without hindering flow.
www.guitargal.com /kiso.html   (531 words)

 Exploring Chinese History :: East Asian Region :: Japan
Historically, the mountains were barriers to transportation, hindering national integration and limiting the economic development of isolated areas.
The Japanese have long celebrated the beauty of their mountains in art and literature, and today many mountain areas are preserved in national parks.
The tallest peak on the island (and in the region) is Mount Ishizuchi at 1,982 km (6,503 ft).
www.ibiblio.org /chinesehistory/contents/04ear/c02.html   (21238 words)

 Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On a warm spring day, with the Kiso River rushing headlong down the valley, and the snowy peak of Mt. Ontake fading behind the morning haze, 80-year old Yoshido Kuroda tends to his small garden plot of root vegetables and assorted fruit trees.
Here, near a town called Kiso-Fukoshima, in the fairly remote Kiso Valley, is where one goes to see the "other" Japan, where small traditional villages eke out an existence based on family agricultural gardens, wood gathering in the dense forests, and hosting tourists, mostly Japanese, in dozens of quaint ryokan (Japanese inns).
The tiny villages in this valley, surrounded by surprisingly high mountains known as the Japanese Alps, are not widely publicized, at least to outsiders, and their isolated location and "protected" status as historic sites have made them seem more mythic than real.
webusers.warwick.net /~u1027797/japan.htm   (319 words)

The chief rivers that cross or penetrate the mountains are the Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri (Cauvery).
The three chains are the Hida Mountains, or Northern Alps, in Niigata, Toyama, Nagano, and Gifu prefectures; the Kiso Mountains, or Central Alps, in Nagano Prefecture; and the Akaishi Mountains, or Southern Alps, in Nagano, Shizuoka, and Yamanashi prefectures.
The area of the summit was finally reached in 1955 by a British expedition led by the Welsh educator and mountaineer Charles Evans, one of the leaders of the expedition that conquered Mount Everest.
www.south-asia.com /icimod/apmn/ap4mass.htm   (3170 words)

 Kiso Valley, the "Other" Japan
On a warm spring day, with the Kiso River rushing headlong down the valley, and the snowy peak of Mt. Ontake fading behind the morning haze, 80‑year-old Yoshido Kuroda tends to his small garden plot of root vegetables and assorted fruit trees.
Here, near a town called Kiso‑Fukoshima, in the fairly remote Kiso Valley, is where one goes to see the "other" Japan, where small traditional villages eke out an existence based on family agricultural gardens, wood gathering in the dense forests, and hosting tourists, mostly Japanese, in dozens of quaint ryokan (Japanese inns).
During Japan’s Edo period, which began in 1600 and lasted until the mid-1800's, the Kiso Valley was traversed by the Nakasen-do Highway, an old post road which connected Edo (present-day Tokyo) with Kyoto.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/Mar2003/Kiso_Valley.htm   (1500 words)

 Outdoor Japan - Features - Kiso Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kiso no kakehashi is one of the revered "8 beauty spots of Kiso".
The water is baby poo brown but the views of the Kiso river, not to mention the off chance that Kiso High girl’s volleyball team may just drop in for a bath, certainly put this one high on the list.
You can’t miss the mountain as it towers over the little town of Agematsu like your Uncle Bob in his swimming trunks (only prettier).
www.outdoorjapan.com /features/ojfeature-kisovalley1.html   (1102 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kiso is located roughly at the center of Japan.
It is a region with villages that stretch over narrow valleys in deep mountains, which once flourished as the post-towns on the Nakasendo road during Edo period, and villages that lie at the foot of Mt. Ontake.
Kiso UNESCO is the gathering that anyone can join who treasures Kiso area and cherishes nature, culture, environment and history.
pws.prserv.net /kiso/Eng-top.html   (130 words)

 Japan Regional Information
In the central part of the prefecture are mountains that belong to three volcanic mountains, Nasu, Fuji and Norikura, and the 3,000 meter-class Japan Alps Mountains on the west.
The Hodaka Mountains, Yake-dake Mountains and Jonen Mountains surround Kamikochi.
It is surrounded by mountains of the Central Japan Alps on all sides and was a castle town of the feudal lord Naito from the end of the 17th century to the end of the 19th century.
www.asia-planet.net /japan/nagano.htm   (6403 words)

 To the observatory in Yamanaka
The place which went into the place between mountains for a while from Lake Suwa.
It is the route from which it escapes to the direction in Kiso.
When going down was flown comfortably, the signboard of an "observatory" appeared in the left hand suddenly.
shupla.w-jp.net /english/japan/kiso/0811_2_e.html   (231 words)

 Togakure Ryu
It was after a mysterious dream that he formed the Tendai Shugendo sect of Buddhism, and established the headquarters of the Tendai monastery at Hiei-zan.
Yoshinaka was later brought to Kiso village in Shinano, not far from Togakure village.
Yoshinaka Minamoto changed his name to Yoshinaka Kiso, taking the name of the village where he lived, which was a common practice at the time.
www.lsstg.com /togakure_ryu.htm   (1019 words)

 Japan Atlas: Nakasendo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The road was also known by another name, Kisoji (Kiso Road,) because the central section passed through the mountains of Kiso (in present-day Nagano Prefecture).
Kiso had 11 stages and is still today an area famous for its many beautiful views.
In particular, because the local people in Kiso have made strong efforts to maintain their historical appearance, the stages at Tsumago and Magome have been wonderfully preserved to present a streetscape from a bygone age, and are full of tourists.
web-jpn.org /atlas/historical/his26.html   (416 words)

 Journey to Mienokoshi
Muromachi era (1378 - 1573), Kiso-Fukushima was the castle town of the Kiso family, but this status was lost after the battle of Sekigahara when the whole valley was brought into the Owari domain, governed from Nagoya.
It is probably also true to say that, with so many people of authority here, many travelers might not have wished to spend the night in the town if they could get through the barrier before it closed at six o'clock.
The greatest attraction, however, is the Kiso Valley itself and the mountains on either side of it.
hkuhist2.hku.hk /nakasendo/mienokos.htm   (441 words)

 Period 2
It is located ona lifted peneplane, and most of the mountains here have gentle slopes.In this study, locations of sample pits were chosen from the mountainsof higher than 1200 m in elevation, and sampled at the stable place frompedoturbation, and these are higher than 1100 m.
A series of buriedpeat layers were found in the Ou Mountains area, and the paleoenvironmentwhich enabled their deposition was estimated, based on the understandingsof relationships between air temperature, snow melt rate, and vegetationand soil zonings.
This is because the Kitakami Mountains have been famousas a production center of horses, and in the last part of the Edo period,pastures and meadows were moved from the low lands to the upper part ofthe mountains.
www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp /labs/eccf/period93_e.htm   (2966 words)

 JNTO Website | Find a Location | Nagano | Kiso
Kiso is located on the upper reaches of the Kiso-gawa River that is at the border of Gifu and Nagano, and the whole valley area is counted as one of the most beautiful woods in Japan.
Surrounded by steep mountains, Kiso-ji is a highway, which developed as a point of transportation that connected Edo (today's Tokyo) and Kyoto.
The town suffered a temporary decline because of fires, however, the campaign for preserving the town has been going on since 1968 and it has helped to restore the town to its original state.
www.jnto.go.jp /eng/location/regional/nagano/kiso.html   (283 words)

 Ina Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ina Basin also called Ina Valley is a valley of Tenryu River sandwiched between Kiso Mountains and Ina Mountains.
Kiso Mountains, also called Central Alps is a middle aged steep mountain chain, composed of granite, stretched across 20km in east-west and 80km in south-north direction, and located between Kiso valley and Ina basin in the south of Nagano prefecture.
The mountains are covered of primeval forests and abundant in Alpine flowers.
www.hikyaku.com /gallery/english/inaji.htm   (285 words)

 Japan Alps - World Travel Guide
The name is only somewhat hyperbolic, as the Alps include nearly of all of Japan's tallest mountains (with the notable exception of Mount Fuji), many of them over 3000 meters and capped with snow well into the summer.
The Northern Alps (北アルプス Kita Arupusu), aka the Hida Mountains (飛騨山脈 Hida-sanmyaku), in the Oku-Hida region of Gifu prefecture
The Southern Alps (南アルプス Minami Arupusu), aka the Akashi Mountains (赤石山脈 Akashi-sanmyaku) in Nagano, Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures
www.world-travel-guide.net /index.php?title=Japan_Alps   (149 words)

 The Importance of a Person close to me
Between two mountains, the Kiso River flowed, and along the river the road we drove on ran.
One day she almost talked a little and asked me with her faint dim voice, "Do you want to go to the mountain next to our house with me? If you want to, I will guide you." The mountain she mentioned to me was a small one.
It seemed that when she walked up the mountain she was another woman, because in spite of no paths and a steep slope, she could guide me quickly without losing our way.
www.tsujiru.net /compass/compass_1994/reg/kawai.htm   (732 words)

 Simply Haiku: Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry ~ Feature
He soon fell ill, but everyone thought that his illness had been caused by the cold wind from the mountains of Iga, which had made his paper bedding wet, and by the common mushrooms which were too heavy for his stomach.
But he was actually suffering from water poisoning, and he was confined to bed on the night of the last day of September with frequent diarrhoea.
We thought there was a mysterious connection between Lord Kiso and our master, so we made our master’s grave similar in shape to the grave of Lord Kiso, and built a simple fence round it.
www.poetrylives.com /SimplyHaiku/SHv4n3/features/Nobuyuki.html   (2760 words)

 The Bounty of Nature - Stages of the Nakasendo – From Niekawa to Narai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Narai River flows down between the mountains, becoming the Chikuma River as it continues to the Sea of Japan.
Today, the Nakasendo Highway rubs shoulders with an old trunk road, the new Route 19 Highway, and the JR Chuo Main Line, all squeezed into the narrow space between mountains to represent their respective ages.
The Nakasendo continues along the river as it skirts the foothills of the mountains.
www.photo-japan.jp /pict/2003/036/index_en.html   (233 words)

 The Bounty of Nature - Stages of the Nakasendo – From Miyanokoshi to Fukushima
Yoshinaka Kiso appears in Heike Monogatari, the historic romance of the Taira clan.
We cross the Kiso River, skirt the foot of Mount Yamabuki, and pass through a village around Tokuonji Temple.
From there, bags of rice were carried on horseback and delivered to all the post towns on the Kiso road.
www.photo-japan.jp /pict/2003/047/index_en.html   (316 words)

 Recording: Koto Melodies of Japan - Hogaku Yonin no Kai (The Four Players Group)
The sound of the shakuhachi conveys the effect of pastoral scenery in a peaceful farming village.
In the middle part of the Japanese mainland there are the beautiful wooded Kiso Mountains.
The melody of the first half is played by a low-pitched shakuhachi and the latter half with the instrument pitched an octave higher.
www.komuso.com /albums/Koto_Melodies_of_Japan_-_Hogaku_Yonin_no_Kai_(The_Four_Players_Group).html   (682 words)

 List of mountain ranges Summary
The mountains are wild and remote and not totally accessible; hence they cannot be fully developed.
The mountain range was formed in prehistoric times when tectonic plates moved inward, pushing up landmasses.
Carpathian Mountains, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania
www.bookrags.com /List_of_mountain_ranges   (359 words)

 nkysdb: IGO Hisayoshi
On the occurrence of Jurassic radiolarians from the Kanto Region and Hida Mountains, central Japan ?
Geology of the Upper Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary complex of th Mt. Ryokami area in the Mountains, central Japan ?
Sphaeroschwagerina (Fusulinacea) from the Kanosan Limestone in the Kanto Mountains, Gunma Prefecture, Japan ?
staff.aist.go.jp /miyagi.iso14000/Works/Review/coop/0002/109.html   (862 words)

 Amazon.com: "Kiso River": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The eastern one, facing the Kiso River, was used and controlled by the Second Air Regiment of the army.
castles in existence in situ prior to the siege of Osaka in 1615, Inuyama, which looks down dramatically on the Kiso River, dates from 1600, Matsue, on the coast of the Sea of Japan, from 1611, and the peerless Himeji was built...
I am taken to the site of the Sugihara home, close to the Kiso River in town, and then to Grandma Iwai's home up in the mountains, not far from the monument constructed in the...
amazon.com /phrase/Kiso-River   (591 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With the description of a "huge mountain, all ablaze" in the second trumpet judgment, the likelihood that the Apostle John is describing the effects of the earth's encounter with a series of asteroids becomes even stronger.
But if we assume the minimum size mountain which John would have considered to be "huge" was 1.92 miles, we at least have the foundation for our estimate of how big the "huge mountain" John saw was (and will be).
Just eighteen seconds after entering the atmosphere, as sea birds flying nearby were roasted alive in the tremendous heat emanating from the asteroid and the scorched feathers filled the air with a putrid incense, the asteroid reached sea level.
web.textfiles.com /ezines/PROPHETZINE/prpzn097.txt   (7807 words)

 Journey to Biwa-toge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Originally, no official rest-stops had been planned for this remote, rather mountainous region, but popular demand required that some provision for travelers be made here.
Leaving Hosokute, the first glimpse is caught of the distant Kiso mountains, including Mount Ontake.
The peace is frequently shattered, however, by the roar of sports cars making their speedy way to the racing circuit at nearby 'Motorland'.
hkuhist2.hku.hk /nakasendo/biwatoge.htm   (367 words)

 BG4 Arthur Davison Ficke, Twelve Japanese Painters
10) refers to the Kiso Mountains of Nagano Prefecture, which Ficke and Bynner would visit four years after publication of this collection.
Includes reference to Fuji, the Tôkaidô, Lake Biwa, Harima, the Hira mountains, the shrines of Edo, Ishiyama, Adzuma, and to other place names that may be associated with Hiroshige’s landscapes.
The speaker has been drawn to the prints he has written about ‘by the sense that there concealed / Lay key to spacious realms unknown’..
themargins.net /bib/B/BG/bg04.html   (864 words)

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