Have you ever heard of a phenomenon called Juhyo? It’s a rare phenomenon that occurs in Zao, Yamagata Prefecture, where trees are completely covered with frost and snow in the winter.Extremly cold water droplets in snow clouds fall and crash onto the leaves and branches of trees and freeze, and then when it snows on top of them the ice and snow stick together. The white layers of ice developed by repeating this process is known as Juhyo.But it does not always happen in every cold place. High altitude, naturally-grown evergreen conifers, and just the right amount of snow are all required to make Juhyo happen. In addition, it grows particularly fast when the temperature is around minus 5°C (23℉) and when the wind is weak.


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