Here's a beautiful photo sent to me by my friend Jake in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. It's of today's sunrise as seen from a peak in the Kitayama range in Shimane, looking down on the Hi River. Pretty inspiring, eh? When I see views like this, I can almost believe that everything is right with the world. But from atop this peak, everything is. Jake's Web site has more great photos and details of walks and pilgrimages in Japan.