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© Yukari Dan, Ryuichiro Tamochi (Hitachi Science Systems, Ltd.)
The tree covered with snow is supported by the rope (mold hypha of the sample) from both sides. "Yukitsuri" carries out in order to protect a wooden branch from heavy snow peculiar to North West coast of Japan. It is the most traditional scenery of winter in Kanazawa.This SEM image which reminds the winter season is a mold generated from the rainy season in June. This natural image of sample without any process was possible to achieve in VP-Mode.
At 60th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy (8APEM) in 2004.