This shot is a few years back 25 to be exact, taken from the Mayors place in Nozawa looking down on Jyuodo Onsen and the little Butcher shop there.
If you have been to Nozawa then you have no doubt walked along this road on the way to town or the Post Office. The shop owner always collects snow out the front and makes some cool ice sculptures.
The Izakaya upstairs has since gone and the paint on the building has faded a bit but the fluffy white stuff remains. The onsen too Jyuodo is one of my favourites but is super hot, perfect on those really cold nights when walking home from dinner.
Can see the guy in the photo is wearing a traditional festival hat perfect for clearing snow, think he was in for a busy night…