First of all, sorry for writing my comments in English. I am a Nipponjin living in a very obscure African country, and my office computer does not have Japanese fonts! Please kindly allow me to write in English therefore.
I must say your internet site is 'exquisite'! I really do love it! It was like reading a very decent, esthetic, still alternative photo journal about little adventure in life! I read your photo-articles about Nishi-Oizumi Cho, Toneri, and Hanabatake, your very personal pursuit on prefecture thresholds! Your focus on all the details of the 'edges' of prefecture thresholds with map demonstration was really fabulous, and in some how funny with very delicate sense of humour about our human psychology which can be attracted to tribual still surprising little realities in our life! I would definitely love to visit the wodden bridge (of course quietly and decently, as much as you sneaked to that corner secretly!) in Hanabatake, amazingly rural feeling 'horn' of Tokyo in Atachi ward! :-)
I am currently writing this message from extremely rural town in a landlocked African country. Normally I am based in a capital, but I came here on a mission, stuck over the weekend. What I have as an access to modern comfort is either the internet connection from my guestroom, or the Nitendo DS brought from Japan. I am originally from Kita-ward in Tokyo, and in some how I 'very mildly' share your particular interests in prefecture threshold may be because of that :-D. I was checking the Wikipedia about some surrounding cities, its history and future city planning in Saitama prefecture (Kawaguchi-shi, Hatogaya-shi, Fujimi-shi, Fujimino-shi, Shiki-shi, and Niiza-shi), from there I reached to your site through the 'enclave' of Tokyo-to, the Nishioizumicho.
I am looking forward to further reading your sites!
From Nipponjin in Africa