Saturday, 10 July 2010

Mt Haguro mirror on BBC Radio 4

An interesting episode of the BBC Radio 4 series, "A History of the World in 100 Objects", deals with a mirror from Mt Haguro. Listen here - see the image here (ignore the comments - those definitely ARE pine needles...)

The mirror pool must be near the shrines at the bottom of Mt Haguro -

The bridge mentioned in the programme (being repainted!) -


The top pool at Mt Haguro in July 2006 - I thought this was the mirror pool? It is called "Kagami" (mirror). Because women were forbidden on Haguro centuries ago, they could not have thrown the mirror into the pool themselves. Checked here - the pool is at the top. So what's going on with the British Museum information?


To climb to the top of Haguro, there are now 2246 stone steps -

4 comments:

shigatsuhana said...

I absolutely love this programme. I always download the podcast. I thought the one on Jomon Pot was very good.

Susan Briscoe said...

Its been a great series - haven't managed to catch everything, and want to go through and download the podcasts sometime. The Jomon pot was really interesting.

Minka's Studio said...

Your photography is beautiful.

Susan Briscoe said...

Thanks! But Mt Haguro is one of those places where you can't fail to take good photos, so many beautiful views...