Ephemeral Sights from the Depths of Winter

A gallery of winter scenes

Seasonal northwesterly winds bring heavy snow and surging waves to this coastline, but these severe conditions also create unique meteorological phenomena which are worth seeing. Also, when schools of herring come to spawn from January to March the ocean becomes milky in a phenomena known locally as Kuki. After a 45 year absence of herring, a Kuki was observed in 1999, along the coastline south of Rumoi City.