Yakushima Images (7 images)

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Yakushima is best known for its mossy forests and ancient Japanese cedars that live longer, grow larger than those in mainland Japan. The terrain here is hilly and the weather is perpetually damp. Locals say 'it rains 35 days a month here'. After the crest of every hill comes a valley, and in every valley there is the play of shadows, damp air, and the trickle of water that nourishes this moss covered haven. Moss forms thick spongy spaces covering rocks, fallen logs and living trees while...
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