|The waterfall itself was impressive, but look at the ruins! Like an abandoned cathedral... Christianity has a long history in Kyushu (there's a statue of Francis Xavier outside the prefectural government offices), but it seemed an unlikely explanation. We climbed down to take a closer look.|
|Braving some fallen trees and slippery rocks, we found we could actually go inside.|
|I wish the photo showed how lush the green really was.|
In fact, the ruins were of an old hydro-electric station, but no less beautiful for their utilitarian past.
|Soy milk and sesame nabe for dinner~ perfect end to a rainy day of exploring and a goodbye to a much-missed sister.|