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Hashima (Gunkanjima) Island aka Battleship Island, called so because of it’s shape (in WWI American submarines thinking it was a battleship, bombed it). The island was populated from 1887 to 1974 as a coal mining facility. In 1890 Mitsubishi started to build … Continue reading
This has been more or less the question that many have asked since History Channel broadcasted a documentary about an old Japanese legend, displaying certain ancient drawings to the public that many did not hesitate to associate with an artistic … Continue reading
Umibōzu (sea bonze) – a spirit in Japanese folklore. The Umibōzu is said to live in the ocean and capsize the ship of anyone who dares speak to it.
The awesome Dragon of the orient is sacred, beautiful, and blessed with infinite wisdom and vast knowledge. They are playful by nature, but also have the capacity to destroy entire cities with one swipe of their mighty claws and terrifying … Continue reading
The Yonaguni Monument is a massive underwater rock formation off the coast of Yonaguni, the southernmost of the Ryukyu Islands, in Japan. There is a debate about whether the site is completely natural, is a natural site that has been … Continue reading
the Sama Chethiya in Rumassala was biuld by the japanese people as a good will to the people of the area of Rumassala Srilanka. www.panoramio.com Sama Chethiya is located in a hillock and when you stand there you can see … Continue reading
The granddaughter of the Meiji Emperor, Princess Kaoru Nakamaru spent her early childhood in the Forbidden Castle in China. While at Columbia University and in graduate school, she furthered her research into international politics and since 1970, as a journalist, … Continue reading