Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine , Sumiyossan" by the locals,is a Shinto shrine in located Sumiyoshi ward , Osaka City, Japan. The shrine is the main shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines throughout Japan. It is one of the oldest shrines in Japan.
Launched in 2009, Ise is Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 2nd Hyuga class helicopter destroyer. She was named JS Ise (DDH 182) after one of the traditional provinces of Japan. Ise has a full-length flight deck resembling a light aircraft carrier. The JMSDF is planning to build an even larger helicopter destroyer than Ise with a length of 248 metres and displacement of 19,500 tons.
Tokyo Ondo is a Bon dance song composed by Nakayama Shimpei with lyrics by Saijo Yaso in 1933. The song was called shin-minyo(new folk song). Kouta Katsutaro ,a geisha and ryukoka singer, and Mishima Issei released this song as duet song in 1933. It was a great countrywide hit in the 1930s. It sold 1.2 million copies.
Mikasa is a battleship launched in Britain in 1900 ,serving as the flagship of Admiral Togo Heihachiro during the Russo-Japanese War. She was named after Mount Mikasa (also known as Mount Wakakusa)in Nara Prefecture. Now she is preserved as a museum ship at Yokosuka City ,Kanagawa Prefecture.
Shingu Station is a train station on the West Japan Railway Company Kisei Main Line (Kinokuni Line) and the Central Japan Railway Company Kisei Main Line, located in Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. There are a side platform with a track and an island platform with two tracks on the ground. The station is operated by JR West.
Tezukayama-yonchome Station is a tram stop on the Hankai Uemachi Line located in Tezukayama,Sumiyoshi Ward,Osaka City,Osaka Prefecture. There are two side platforms with roof and two tracks. Between this stop and Sumiyoshi Station ,the tram runs on ordinary railway tracks.
Tokimune founded this Zen temple in 1282 to propitiate souls of the war victims. He invited Priest Mugaku-Sogen,a Chinese Zen Buddhist, as the founding priest. Zen Buddhism was well accepted by the samurai class.
Kameyama Station is a train station owned by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central). It is located in Kameyama City, Mie Prefecture. The station is a joint use railway station on the Central Japan Railway Company Kisei Main and Kansai Main Lines,and the West Japan Railway Company Kansai Main Line. It is a terminal station for the Central Japan Railway Company Kisei Main Line. There are a side platform and 2 island platforms with 5 tracks on the ground.
When Hojo Tokimune, the eighth shikken of the Kamakura shogunate, ruled Japan as the de facto ruler of Japan, Mongolian troops attacked northern part of Kyushu in 1274 and again in 1281. Tokimune repelled a Mongolian invasion owing to timely typhoons(Kamikaze).
The Genpei Ferry, one of the ferries crossing the Ajigawa River, has been replaced by a tunnel named Aji River Tunnel in 1944. The tunnel provides a shortcut between Konohana and Nishi Wards. After he opening of the Ajikawa River Bridge in 1963, amount of traffic using the tunnel gradually decreased. Now the tunnel was only used by pedestrians and cyclists.
Shonandai Station is a railway station located in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The station is jointly used by Odakyu Electric Railway, Sagami Railway (Sotetsu), and Yokohama City Transportation Bureau (subway service). It is a terminal station for both the Sagami Railway Izumino Line and the Yokohama Subway Blue Line.
Hadasu Station ,opened in 1961, is a train station on the Central Japan Railway Companycompany's Kisei Main Line located in Hadasu-cho, Kumano City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. There is a side platform with a single track. The station is a 15-minute walk from Jofuku(Xu Fu) no Miya Shrine where Jofuku was enshrined.
Warship March was composed in 1900 by Setoguchi Tokichi,the director of the Imperial Navy Band, as the official Imperial Navy March. It became later the official March of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. This march is said to be one of the three greatest marches in the world.
Kita-Hanada Station is a train station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line located in Kita Ward, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. There is an island platform with two tracks on the second basement and one ticket gate on the first basement. The station is a 2-minute walk from Hankyu Kita-hanada Depertment Store.
Shinkanaoka Station is a train station on the Osaka Municipal Subway's Midosuji Line located in Shinkanaokacho I-cho, Kita ward, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. There is an island platform with two tracks on the second basement. The station is located near Kita Ward office, Sakai-Kita library and Sakai-Higashi Police Department.
In 1881, British entrepreneur Edward H Hunter established Osaka Iron Works in currently Nishikujo 7-chome, Konohana Ward ,Osaka City to develop the Japanese steel-making and shipbuilding industry. The Osaka Iron Works was relocated to Sakurajima in 1898 and became later Hitachi Zosen. . A monument stands at this site.
Engaku-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Zen Sect in the city of Kamakura, in Kanagawa prefecture. The temple is ranked second among Kamakura's Five Mountains. The temple was founded in 1282 by a Chinese Zen monk Mugaku-Sogen at the request of Hojo Tokimune, the eighth shikken of the Kamakura shogunate.
Japan celebrates Health and Sports Day held annually on the second Monday in October. It commemorates the opening of the 1964 Summer Olympics, the first Asian Olympics held in Tokyo, aiming to promote sports and an active lifestyle.
Oe Station is a train station on the Miyafuku Line of Kitakinki Tango Railway in Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. There is an island platform with two tracks on the ground. All trains stop at this station.
Nagasaki Kunchi is an autumn festival held at Suwa Shrine which is a Shinto shrine in Kaminishiyama-machi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture. This festival is held every year for 3 days from October 7-9. The most famous performances of the festival is the "Dragon Dance." In the dance, a team of people carry the dragon on poles. Dragons are believed to bring good luck to people.
Tempozan Ferry, originated in the late Meiji Period, is connecting Sakurajima in Konohana Ward with Tempozan in Minato Ward, crossing the Ajigawa River. The ferry service operates every 15mins to 30mins. Several hundred people board this ferry each day.
Higashi-Umeda Station is a train station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Tanimachi Line located in Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka City, Japan. The station has two side platforms with two tracks on the second basement. There are two tickets gates in the north and one in the south.
Ubusuna Jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Shimaya 3-chome, Konohana Ward, Osaka City. This shrine was originally built in 1762 by Asada Ichibei on the left bank of the Shorenji-gawa River. It was founded as a protector of the newly developed agricultural land. In 1934, the buildings of this shrine were awfully damaged by the Typhoon Muroto and the tsunami. It was moved to its present location in 1938. A memorial within the shrine grounds commemorates the recovery of the former Onkijima-cho and Shimaya-cho from flood damage.
Gakumon Station is a train station on the Kishu Railway Line located in Gobo City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Gakumon means school gate in Japanese. The station name comes from the school gate at nearby Hidaka High School. The station has a side platform with one track on the ground.
Gobo Station is a train station on the Kisei Main and Kishu Railway Lines located in Gobo City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The Kisei Main Line is a railway line that runs between Mie Prefecture and Wakayama Prefecture. The Kishu Railway Line is a railway line that runs between Gobo Station and Nishi-Gobo Station. There are 2 platforms with 4 tracks on the ground.
Nishi-Gobo Station is a train station on the Kishu Railway Line located in Gobo City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The station is the southern terminus of the Kishu Railway Line. There is a side platform with a single track on the ground.
Nippombashi Station is a train station on the Sakaisuji and Sennichimae Lines of the Osaka Municipal Subway located in Nippombashi Itchome, Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Japan. The station has two side platforms with two tracks for the Sakaisuji Line on the first basement, and an island platform with two tracks for the Sennichimae Line on the second basement. Ticket gates are located on the first basement on the platforms for the Sakaisuji Line.