Ayase river upstream
in the Ｓｐｒｉｎｇ of 2009
Ayase river, 綾瀬川 located on the west side of old
Arakawa river, is said to have been created during early Edo
period, ca 50 km long,
starting from the east of Okegawa city, Saitama Pref. running
under the Gaikan high way, merging into Naka river, then flows
into Tokyo Bay. Ayase river gets together several small springs
in the upper reaches, and is used as drainage from rice fields around the east
of the city. It was clear stream as a fishing site in my childhood, and should
be clear again in near future. Photos of some creature around the river head
are listed up on this HP.
Presented by the author： bio-observation is made in the crop and garden
area of Okegawa-east, and Ageo-mid-north. The author has been Fukuyama,
Morioka , and Tsukuba areas in the first half of his life cycle.