The weather was rainy and our hearts warm. The onsen lightens our spirits. The source is over 50 degrees centigrade, touching our toes, we jump. Nature is around us, the spring flowers, ferns and grass, and the Japanese maple signifies the forest. The rain begins as the morning light rises above the forest. It showers down, droplets plunge into the steaming hot water, a splatter, a cold drop of water falls from the sky. Memories of onsen tingle our soul and warm waters are forever.