Off topic, but enjoy some rare imagery of Kyushu’s historical sights covered in white. This is actually from a few days ago, but it is not just Hakata that is getting snowed in lately.
Hakata is in Kyushu, home of HKT48. Therefore that makes this post officially on-topic, right?! If you agree, keep going, fine reader!
As the headline suggests, if reports are to be believed, Kyushu is covered in snow.
— ホルモン (@k_onomon) January 24, 2016
This is rare photo of Kumamoto Castle covered in snow. Just for reference, here is what the castle normally looks like:
While snow generally sucks to be in for the unprepared, it certainly makes for some wonderfully beautiful imagery. Our next destination is a place named Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, and is probably one of the most popular shrines in Kyushu’s Fukuoka.
First we have a set of images courtesy of Twitter user @sima_touken:
Here’s a closer look:
For the uninformed, there is also a pond and walkway leading up the shrine’s main hall — the snow-covered version is captured masterfully by Twitter user @tatewaki2010:
Having been to Daizaifu Tenmangu myself, there is something about these icy landscapes that makes me appreciate its beauty even more. However, I would definitely not want to be anywhere near there right now!
Stay warm guys.