Niseko Snow Report, 13th October 2011

There has been no fresh snow today but we just found a yukimushi (雪虫) or in English snow insects…

Folk law says that the appearance of these small insects is meant to signify the arrival of winter and the coming of snow in Hokkaido, we are counting down the days.

Yuki Mushi 13 October 2011

Yukimushi 13 October 2011

Yuki Mushi 13th October 2011

Yukimushi 13 October 2011

Visit the Google translated version of the Japanese Wikipedia page for more information on these cute little insects.

Yukimushi 13 October 2011

Yukimushi 13 October 2011

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