Black eggs steamed by Sulfurous Fumes of the Volcano

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Photo and caption by Thida Tint

Travelling to Owakadani is an active volcanic zone with sulfurous fumes, a number of steam vent, bubbling pools and a gorgeous views of the Mt Fuji. Fumes in the background are coming from the hot bubbling water, which has been heated by the volcano. A Japanese worker carrying the caged black hard eggs that has been cooked from naturally hot water, whose shells are blackened by sulfur to be transported for the eggs to cool down. Legends says that eating a single egg will prolong your life by 7 years.

Location: Owakadani at Hakone, Japan


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