ACCORDING to Wikipedia.com, it’s been 3060 years since Niseko’s iconic volcano Mount Yotei last erupted. That was in 1050BC, from a cone emerging from the north-west flank of the mountain at Lake Hangetsu. Prior to that, an earlier eruption was also recorded at 3050BC. So with 2000 years separating the previous two eruptions, are we 1060 years overdue for our next one?
SPEAKING of Yotei, it seems the little brother of Mount Fuji has inspired a local artist. Seasonal worker Sarah King from England recently sent a unique piece of art in to Powderlife. It’s a typographical drawing of Yotei, abstractly illustrated with snow-themed words and sentences. Go on, take a closer look! For more of Sarah’s art, check out www.sarahaking.com.