Summer Trip 05: Playing in a River
One of the most popular activities in the summer is playing in water.
In rural mountains, people swim in a river instead of the sea.
Aside from swimming, there are other ways of playing which we enjoyed in Nagano prefecture.
One of them is to build a dam with small stones. It’s very simple, but children and adults were keen on building a great dam. If you can stop a flow of water from a water well, you’ll be an architectural engineer.
The other one is to catch rainbow trout with your bare hands in a small river.
(Of course, the fishes were set free by the staff. )
I was surprised that my eldest daughter was able to catch them without any hesitation.
After catching them, the staff fried them and we ate them quickly.
We also enjoyed finding toys in a river and standing under the waterfall.
That’s fun, isn’t it?