Josef Diermair

Zao is Snow Monster Paradise

Pretty welcoming creatures, once they know you can ski!

Josef Diermair   - 1 min read

Coming from Austria it feels natural to ski and is part of my life. Japan has quite a few good ski places. One I like a lot is Zao. Located in the north, on the border between Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture, it's famous for its snow monsters, who appear in winter of course. Snow monsters are pretty welcoming creatures, once they know you can ski. I am just kidding!

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Josef Diermair

Josef Diermair @josef.diermair

See my works at Japan PhotoArt ( or reach me by email at: josef33@gmail.comOriginally from Austria, I have lived in Japan since 1996. Making my home in Yokohama, my favorite photographic locations include Kamakura, where I lived for 13 years. The temples there and the al...