Today, we had notified to go to the "荻岳" with a group of German exchange students and Japanese high school students! The sun is blazing in the morning. The colleagues in Michi no Eki reminded us to bring enough water. There is no tree along the way because the tour guide said that this place used to be a place for cattle to graze.
The tour guide also mentioned that the reason why Aso has such a beautiful green lawn is that they have an Aso wild burning activity every year. Every year from January to March, the weeds grow to nearly 10 meters high, in order to prevent the forestation. This festival has a thousand years of history in ASO. Local farmers have this habit since ancient times. Until about April, the scorching soil will have new sprouts!!
http://www.aso-geopark.jp/en/charm/002.html You can check out this website to know more about this event! After we climbed the mountain, we went to Daikanbo. We couldn’t see the scenery last time because of the rain. However, this time was so clear! What a wonderful today~
【Harvest potato event in ASO】 July 27 Today, we experience the potato harvest and grassland trail to Mt.Ogi. Actually, this was the experience I didn't have before. I realize that how exhausting the farmer are, even through the sun is really hot in the afternoon.They still need to go to work. We went hiking in the morning. The scenery was really beautiful and the air was also fresh. I am not a person who loves hiking actually. However, during this trip I was totally fall in love with those nature and view.
I was sweating a lot when I was collecting the potato, because we used our hands to dig the soil. It was just soooo tired, but I think it is totally worth. I hope everyone can participate this kind od activity and know the hard work of the farmer.
After this, the staff of Michi no eki took us to eat tofu ice cream. I think it is really delicious, I have never eaten this kind of ice cream before. So yummy!!!!!! What a woderful day!