Amanohashidate in Miyazu Japan

Amanohashidate in Miyazu Japan

This month I have been exploring the “Motherland” of haiku and Tanka, Japan.

Yesterday we had a look at Itsukushima Shrine and the Torii Gate in Japan, one of the three most beautiful sites in Japan.

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Photo Credit                          NihonSankei. Three Views of Japan         

Today I’m taking a look at Amanohashidate in Miyazu, Kyoto prefecture Japan, Number two of the three most beautiful sites in Japan.

The third most beautiful sites in Japan is the Pine-clad islands of Matsushima which I wrote about at the beginning of February. 

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Photo Credit – Amanohashidate view from Mt Moju0

Amanohashidate in Miyazu, Kyoto prefecture, Japan. This photograph is a view from the Amanohashidate View Land on Mt. Monju.

A thin strip of land connects two opposing sides of Miyazu Bay. This sand bar is 3.3 km long and covered with about 7,000 pine trees.

It can be viewed from mountains on either side of the bay or it can be traversed on foot. Near the southern end is Chion-ji, a Buddhist temple.

On the bar is the Isoshimizu fresh water well cherished since the Heian period, which was selected as one of 100 best springs and rivers in Japan by the Environmental Agency in 1985.

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Photo Credit – Winter view of Amanohashidate in Miyazu, Japan

My tanka poem using the study of Amanohashidate in Miyazu.

unusual sandbar

covered with pine trees at sea

fresh water on bar

middle of a salty sea

must walk that track through pine trees

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