This quiet peaceful inland seascape explains itself. Tomonoura, situated at a bay facing the Seto Inland Sea, is part of Seto Inland Sea National Park; the first national park in Japan,
|The big island in the middle left is Sensuijima Island|
At water front with lots of fishing boats. You can see an iconic lighthouse at the bay in the far right of the picture. The port is now mostly used for fisheries. Red sea bream (真鯛) fishing is famous. They served excellent dishes at the hotel we stayed.
This ferry boat is modeled after Irohamaru that was a merchant ship Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867) got a lease on to carry supplies from Nagasaki to Osaka.
This renewed ferry gets you to Sensuijima Island（仙酔島; the island beautiful enough to mesmerize even legendary mountain hermit）in five minutes. I’d like to visit it again to lose myself in that ancient nature.
I wonder where it carries the catch.
Taichoro (対潮楼), adajacent to Fukuzenji Temple, was used as a guest house during Edo Period. Then Korean emissary admired the view from here and called it the most beautiful scenery of all Japan
Haru-no-umi (春の海 the sea in spring) was composed by Michio Miyagi(1894-1956) from his memory of Tomonoura he saw as a child before he lost his sight at the age 8.
It was his father's home village.
The title "半透明のカプセル”（Translucent Capsule） is taken from her poem;
The memory of this trip will be stored in my own capsule in my heart.
|the map of Hiroshima|