島根県 Oki Islands

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 通天橋  つうてんきょう  tsūtenkyō  Tsūten Arch

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とりい main torii to the main shrine

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焼火神社  たくひじんじゃ takuhi-jinja  Takuhi Shrine
the oldest shrine in Oki
Part of this shrine is in a cave in the mountainside
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観音岩  かんのんいわ  kannon-iwa  Kannon Rock

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海の駅 うみのえき umi no eki station of the sea

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菱浦 ひしうら hishiura Diamond Inlet

郵便局 ゆうびんきょく yūbinkyoku Post Office

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This most unusual plant is unique in that the flowers are set in the middle of any leaf.  It seems that the flower stem is planted right in the middle of the leaf's vein.

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Even the intensity of the thistle weed is striking.

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 通天橋  つうてんきょう  tsūtenkyō  Tsūten Arch

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A unique cultural event for a summer's evening:

a 能 のう Noh performance.

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 摩天崖  まてんがい  matengai  Matengai Cliff
the highest sea cliff in Japan
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