Ikutahara station is one of the main stations of JR Sekihoku line.
(Shots in winter are here.)
Autumn leaves beyond the rail were about to fall.
A chimney of “Okhotsk Tanka Center” can be seen over there. Tons of sawdust that was used for cultivation of local mushrooms once but gradually was going to be left discarded with the declining of the cultivation industry, is now carbonized (Tanka, in Japanese) and re-born as snow melting agent or fertilizer.
Now (beginning of Nov.) weather forecast starts to show up Snow mark. Winter season is already waiting here in this northernmost island of Japan…