Lake Inagako is an irrigation lake in Minami Alps City near Kofu. I think the name, “Minami-Alps city”, is a bit funny for that of a city in Japan. Minami-Alps city was established in 2003 with the combination of six towns and villages. The name of the new city was decided at the assembly.
I failed to find out when the Lake Inagako was made. I only know that the lake was made without using machines at that time.
A couple of weeks are needed for the leaves to be dressed in colors.
Maya-san naturally dug holes.
There is a view point for Minami-Alps city near the lake.
It was a bit cloudy this afternoon.
We saw monkeys near the lake and on the road. When Maya-san saw or smelled them, she became crazy and continuously barked.
From 3 to 5 PM, Katya and I played tennis on a city court. Maya-san stayed home.
We need to brush clay courts after playing.
After tennis, we took Maya-san out for a walk. This evening I cooked a hot Korean pot with noodles
Climate became very pleasant. We can be actitve.
Hmmm – korean hotpot sounds nice.
Definitely a strange idea – making new cities – I guess it doesn’t happen all of the time. As such, I suppose a strange name like Minami Alps is not so strange then.
From 1999 to 2009, the number of communities (cities, towns, villages) was drastically reduced from 3232 to 1728 by the government’s will for the streamlining of local management. Government distributed money to promote it.
Since the people chose the name “Minami-Alps” for their new city, I am not against it. I feel simply sorry for the loss of historical names.