.:。☆Tomari`s Ichi-ri Coast・泊一里浜海岸☆。:.

2015.04.08 (Wed)


During the Edo period, the stretch of sandy beaches along the Hoki Highway between Utani and Tomari was known as the Ichi-ri Coast (一(ichi) means “one” and the Japanese里(ri) is a unit of measurement equivalent to approximately 2.44 miles). To protect against the sand drifts coming in from the dunes, the townspeople would plant pine trees along the coast. The present-day coastline of white sand and green pine trees took shape despite repeated failures.




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