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タウシュベツ日誌制作プロジェクトは明日スタートです

昨夏からつづく低水位の影響もあり、例年以上にガス穴が多発した糠平湖上への立ち入りが1月31日をもって終了となりました。

 

タウシュベツ川橋梁まで歩いていくことができるのも、同日で終了。この冬にタウシュベツ川橋梁を訪れることができたのはわずか1カ月弱ででした。僕が知るかぎりではこれまでの20年間ほどでもっとも短い期間です。

 

水没することなく冬を迎えた橋は、2月はじめ現在までにもう全体が姿を現し、湖上に立っています。

 

そんな例外的な冬を含む、昨年9月からこの2月までの半年間のタウシュベツ川橋梁を記録する『タウシュベツ日誌 第8号』制作に向けたクラウドファンディングプロジェクトを、明日2月8日(木)18時に開始します。

 

『タウシュベツ日誌 第8号』制作プロジェクト

 

創刊から5年目となるタウシュベツ川橋梁の記録写真集です。ぜひお手元に置いていただければと思います。

あけましておめでとうございますー Embracing 2024 with Hope

Happy New Year 2024! Wishing you all a prosperous and joyful year ahead.


This winter, the Taushubetsu Bridge has defied expectations by remaining above water. Normally prone to damage from ice and thawing, it seems the bridge has been spared further deterioration for now.


Last year, parts of the bridge collapsed, signaling its fragile state. It's only a matter of time before the bridge no longer stands as a single entity.


Celebrating the 5th anniversary of "Taushubetsu Journal," I continue to document the bridge's gradual decline. This unique endeavor is supported by our crowdfunding community.


My mission to capture the bridge’s gradual demise continues. Upcoming is "Taushubetsu Journal Issue 8," with a project launch on ReadyFor set for February 1st.

Also, check out my daily posts on Instagram featuring a range of photos from the past 20 years of the Taushubetsu Bridge.

Instagram:Tahushubetsu Journal

 

Visit our YouTube "Taushubetsu Channel" for more captivating footage of the bridge.

YouTube:Taushubetsu Channel

Thank you for your continued support and interest. Here's to a memorable 2024!

 



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湖が凍る一週間ーThe Icy Embrace

Over the past week, with the intensifying chill of the mornings and evenings, Nukabira Lake in Hokkaido has completely frozen over. This year, the freeze came a bit earlier than last, possibly due to the low water levels preventing the submersion of the Taushubetsu River Bridge, a historic and revered structure in the region.

 

This bridge, no longer in use, stands as a poignant reminder of the past, beautifully juxtaposed against the stark winter landscape. Its unique character is enhanced in winter, especially when framed by the natural ice art that forms in the area.

 

Before the snow blankets everything, the cold mornings see the lake adorned with frost flowers. These delicate ice structures, formed when water vapor freezes in frigid air, create an ethereal and transient beauty, stretching across the frozen surface like a winter garden.

 

Beneath your feet, if you venture onto the ice, you'll find ice bubbles trapped within. These are formed by gases released by decomposing plants on the lake bed, captured as if in time, creating a fascinating scene under the clear ice.

 

Every winter, I find myself captivated by these natural sculptures. They are a stark reminder of nature's ability to craft beauty in the most unexpected ways, turning the frozen lake into a gallery of fleeting, crystalline art.

 

As the season progresses, these scenes will be covered by snow, but for now, they offer a glimpse into the magical, often overlooked artistry of winter in Hokkaido.

タウシュベツ川橋梁 PhantomBridge

朝晩の冷え込みが強まったこの一週間ほどで糠平湖が一気に全面結氷しました。

タウシュベツ川橋梁が水没しないほどの低水位の影響もあってか、昨年よりも少し早めの凍結になりました。

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