Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kabushima Island

This Kabushima island is a little island located in the port of Hachinohe, Aomori Japan 15 mile south of Misawa Air Base. It is the breeding ground for thousands of black-tailed seagulls. It used to be an island but it is now connected to the port.

Standing on a 67-foot-tall rocky point, the Kabushima Benzaiten Shrine was rebuilt in 1706 when a former shogunate family ruled the area known today as Hachinohe. The shrine overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

When we came there, there were no seagulls flying around yet. Breeding season is in May and they usually gone during winter season.

Maybe we will try to come back in May to see the thousand of seagulls and I will bring umbrella to cover us from birds' droppings :-)


Dennis Villegas said...

Wow, beautiful island, looks so peaceful too.

Garando said...

I like your photoblog Missy! It makes me miss Japan. I'll definitely visit regularly. :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I was never down in your area when I was there. I was always north of Tokyo and in Sapporo for about 6 months. I liked your pictures. I remember how much red paint used to be used on almost everything that had any religious significance.

Joy said...

I would love to go to Japan myself! But at the current economic crunch, it won't be such a good idea.

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