Matsue is very famous for its beautiful sunset falling down into Lake Shinji. However, its beauty has beeen recently blured by smog and yellow sand blowing in from China. But I grabed the right moment, after a long spell of rains and snows, which washed away those hazards, and was fasinated by the crimson world. I wish all the tourists visiting Matsue could experience this wonder of nature.
By the way, on this rare sunny day 1300 people from all over Japan held a gathering and paraded the city to demand the dismantle of the Shimane Nuclear Power Plants. It's really scary to live only 8km (5miles) away from nukes. I had a guest on this day, so I just attended the gathering and joined them from the cruising moat boat. If you are anti-nuke-power-plants-on-the-earthquake-country, please sign the petition here.