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Princess Mononoke Forest

I went to Yakushima recently and took some photos near the beach and in the forest. Driving just a short distance produced such varied scenery changes, it was really interesting to get the chance to take photos different from the normal sets. Here are a few scenes from the forest that inspired some of Miyazaki Hayao’s movie creations including Princess Mononoke.

Nice mossy areas
Nice mossy areas
Deer in the forest
Deer in the forest
Hard to find the path here
Hard to find the path here
The rain made everything fresh
The rain made everything fresh
Interesting
Interesting
The rock sizes and very green scenery was a stark contrast
The rock sizes and very green scenery was a stark contrast
Like a scene from the movie
Like a scene from the movie
Lots of years for this to grow wild
Lots of years for this to grow wild
Vines wrapped around trunks
Vines wrapped around trunks
People used to live in the forest some years ago
People used to live in the forest some years ago
These items are not rubbish and are part of the sites heritage
These items are not rubbish and are part of the sites heritage
Items left from when people lived in the forest
Items left from when people lived in the forest
Deer on the road before heading into the forest
Deer on the road before heading into the forest
Rock pools by the shore
Rock pools by the shore
The beach area had quite different views back towards the mountains
The beach area had quite different views back towards the mountains
Mountain mist
Mountain mist
A monkey hiding from me and the rain
A monkey hiding from me and the rain

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