Regular readers may recall that I took a trip out to five of the seven Izu Islands in August of last year. En route to Tokyo, I stopped in the southern Izu Peninsula where I reunited with the lovely Lady Curzon. We spent some time in the southern peninsula to enjoy the natural hot springs.

The Curzons in Izu.

I don't have much to add, so I'll just let you enjoy some of the photographs.

Gravestones on the side of a mountain path.

A Japanese Christmas wreath; or, more accurately, a Shinto arrangement celebrating the new year.

Izu oranges, a famous citrus native to Japan.

The rising sun.

A local restaurant.

Mt. Fuji, seen en route to Tokyo.

On to the next entry...

AUDIO TRACK: Taiko drums.

c. 2006