A work of art that emerged from a great volcanic eruption.
Mount Asama, located in the Gunma prefecture is known as one of the worlds most active Volcanoes. One of its most devastating eruptions occurred in 1783. The area experienced the effects of a plinian type eruption, producing a stunning array of various types of lava flows and large columns of gas and volcanic ash extending high into the stratosphere.
This event created the unique and rugged landscape (Onioshidashi) found at the park and extends over 6.8 square kilometers. The term Onioshidashi was derived from the thought of a demon pushing rocks out of Mount Asama.
Within the jagged terrain many types of alpine plants are found and most interestingly, luminescent moss can be seen ‘lighting up’ shadowed areas between the rocks exhibiting the art of nature.
1053 Kanbara, Tsumagoi-mura, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Pref.