I was back in Niigata during the new year's days. Everybody comes up with snow when hearing about Niigata, typically heavy snow, but this area seldom gets snow in January. But the wind from Japan Sea is very much alive.
My hands hurt. My ears hurt. My legs do not move. It is such a place.
Rice field has almost no trees which protect the land from severe wind, where I happened to find and take the photo of two trees. Win against the wind!