Thursday, July 24, 2008

Saigo, Dogo, Oki Islands

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This manhole cover is from Saigo, the largest town (pop 13,000) on Dogo, the largest of the Oki Islands lying off the coast of Shimane.

The design is fairly simple and straightforward,...fish!

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Being small islands, fishing is the mainstay of the economy for the Oki's. Also its a very popular destination for hobby fishermen; more than half of the passengers on the ferry are usually carrying cooler boxes and rod cases.

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I've thoroughly enjoyed myself every time I've visited the Okis, and all the food we ate there was really tasty.


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