At 6 a.m. I was in Otoineppu Village, where the Teshio River flows through the village. The temperature was -3 degrees Celsius, and it felt warm.
The weather was so bad that we could not see any tree ice and could not expect sunrise.
I gave up and crossed the Bifuka Pass, and by the time I reached Shumarinai, Horokanai Town, the temperature was positive.
I drove back to Sapporo and headed for Takadomari, Fukagawa City.
The temperature was -8 degrees Celsius. To my surprise, the riverside forest along the Uryu River in Takadomari was covered with ice blossoms.