Thursday, October 2, 2008

Saburoiwa, Ama.

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This draincover from the island of Ama in the Oki Islands shows a rock formation known as Saburoiwa. The design around the circumference shows dancers performing at the island's Kinnyamonya Matsuri.

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Iwa means rock, and Saburo is a name traditionally given to the third son (Ichiro means first son). All of the Oki Islands have spectacular coasts, with many rock formations and towering cliffs.

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On neighboring Nishinoshima Island are the basalt cliffs and formations of the Kuniga coastline that are part of the Daisen-Oki National park.

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Tour boats explore many parts of the coastline in the Oki's, and there are also glass-bottomed boats to see the abundant sea life that inhabits the area.

2 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing these photographs. My wanderlust grows. "To the Okis," come Spring.

    Cheers,

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  2. I'll post more Oki photos later... I want to go back and explore Dogo again on foot....

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