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.:。☆Tomari`s Ichi-ri Coast・泊一里浜海岸☆。:.

2015.04.08 (Wed)

泊一里浜海岸

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.

 

宇谷から泊までの砂浜は、江戸時代の伯耆街道で一里浜と呼ばれていました。海岸線の砂浜地に古くから飛砂を防ぐため松が植えられ、何回か失敗を繰り返しながら、白砂青松が形づくられてきました。

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