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【Donation for Hokkaido Earthquake Relief】 A strong earthquake hit Hokkaido in Japan on September 6th and continues to cause damage. We’d like to donate to the relief effort. Including this view, Atmoph will take the sales of new Hokkaido views released from now until December 31 and donate double that amount. Blue Pond (青い池 Aoi-ike) is a man-made pond feature in Biei, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the result of works on the Biei River (美瑛川), carried out after the 1988 eruption of Mount Tokachi, to protect the town of Biei from volcanic mudflows. The colour is thought to result from the accidental presence of colloidal aluminium hydroxide in the water. Damage caused by Typhoon Mindulle in August 2016 resulted in a temporary drop in the water level and in the colour briefly turning brown with mud and sand from the Biei River. [Wikipedia: Blue Pond (Biei)]