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Living With a Volcano 1

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 18 October 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Some scenes of daily life in Kagoshima, living in the shadow of the active volcano, Sakurajima.

1: Taking out the weekly trash - saw a few of these 'stations' around the city where you can dump the bags of volcanic ash you've swept off your property.

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Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

This is a so well organised country Daryl! Fine capture.

18 Oct 2013 5:09am

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Like me, I imagine most of the world did not know the use of volcanic ash for road toppings, abrasives, ceramics, glazes, aggregate . . but I know now and it supports very much what Richard says here.

18 Oct 2013 6:40am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie - yes it's interesting stuff isn't it?

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting to see how organized they are about something like that. We'd see it as dirt and just sweep it off the patio. We couldn't dare fathom sweeping it into a bag to be brought to a drop-off site for collection. Cheers to them!!

18 Oct 2013 2:37pm

@Steven: Thanks Steven! I guess they have to manage it in a more organised fashion there...

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Totally cool! I was very impressed by the elaborate trash and recycling pickup schedule in Hiroshima when I lived there. It's probably pretty much the same all over the country. People in this country would never separate recyclables as the Japanese do and the cities here would never do all the pickups required.

21 Oct 2013 8:17pm

@Steve Rice: There's a sense of pressure to follow the rules isn't there Steve?