Amarube Station is a railway station on the JR West Sanin Main Line located in Kami Town, Mikata District, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on April 16,1959 by Japanese National Railways between the stations .of Yoroi and Kutani in the petition of the local residents. On December 28, 1986, an out-of-service train traveling from Kasumi Station was caught by strong winds from the Sea of Japan. All seven passenger cars fell from the Amarube railway bridge that is near the Amarube Station. The cars fell directly below, and landed on a fish-processing plant. Five women working at the plant and the train's conductor died in this accident.
Nishiki Taitei is a Type 2 Large Flying Boat manufactured by Kawanishi Aircraft Company during World War II. This flying boat was used by Imperial Japanese Navy for maritime patrol. The Allied reporting name for the type was "Emily".
Momonokawa Station is a railway station on the JR Kyushu Chikuhi Line located in Imari City, Saga Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on March 1,1935 by Northern Kyushu Railway as Matsuura Station. It was renamed to its present name with nationalization of the line on October 1,1937. On April 1, 1987, the station operation was taken over by JR West after privatization of Japanese National Railways. The station building was dismantled in 2000. Only a weather shelter remains on the platform. The station has one island platform serving one track for bi-directional traffic on the ground. It is unattended. Nearby are Imari Matsuura Post office, Imari City Hall Matsuura Branch and Imari City Matsuura Elementary School. Adjacent stations are Kanaishihara and Hizen-Nagano. National Route 498 goes by the station. There is a village along the road. A few stores are in the village. However, a gas station stands out only.
Iwate-Numakunai Station is a railway station on the JR East Tohoku Shinkansen located in Iwate Town, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The station is shared by Tohoku Shinkansen and Iwate Galaxy Railway Line operated by Iwate Galaxy Railway . The station was opened as Numukunai Station on September 1, 1891. On December 1, 2002, when the service on the Tohoku Shinkansen was started, the station was renamed to its present name.
There are two opposite side platforms serving two tracks each on the fourth floor of the station building. Iwate-Numakunai Station has Midori-no-madoguchi(JR Ticket Offices). Limited express tickets and reserved Green Car tickets for all Shinkansen lines and limited-express trains in Japan are sold at Midori-no-madoguchi. Nearby is Iwate-Numakunai Eki-mae post office.
Yuki Saori is a Japanese singer and actress. She started her singing career as a child singer. She made a big hit with "Yoake no Scat (Scat at dawn)" in 1969. She toured around the country with her sister Sachiko to sing Japanese Children's songs. Her album titled "1969" was released in November 2011in more than 20 countries. It is a collaboration album with Pink Martini from the United States. The album is quickly gaining popularity in the United States, Canada, Singapore and Greece. This album acquired 1st place in the jazz chart of United States iTunes.
Takamatsucho Station is a train station on the JR West Sakai Line located in Takamatsucho ,Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened in 1987 between Nakahama and Amariko Stations. The station has a side platform serving one track for bi-directional traffic on the ground. There is no station building, but a simple weather shelter on the platform. It is unattended. The station is nicknamed as Sｕｎｅｋｏｓｕｒｉ Station coming from one of Japanese yokai. There is a bus stop in front of the station.
Labor Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday held annually on November 23 in Japan. It takes place as a celebration for the people to honor labor, celebrate manufacturing and give thanks to one another. It originated in 1948. Before then, the day was celebrated as the Shinto Harvest Festival called Niinamesai. It was held at the imperial court.
Mizusawa-Esashi Station is a railway station on the JR East Tohoku Shinkansen located in Oshu City , Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on March 14, 1985. It is a seigan-eki built in response to a petition of the local governments, three years later of the opening of the Tohoku Shinkansen.
Rinku Town Station is a train station on Kansai Airport Line and Airport Line located in Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture ,Japan. The station is shared by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. It was opened in 1994. The station has 2 island platforms on the third floor, serving 2 tracks each.
The Nankai Airport Line is the access route to the Kansai International Airport Station along with the Kansai Airport Line of JR west. The Kansai International Airport Station is located an articifial island ,called Kukozimsa, in Osaka Bay. All trains ,including Limited express(rapi:t), and Airport express, stop at every station.
The Nankai Airport Line is a railroad line operated by the Nankai Electric Railway which connects Izumisano and Kansai International Airport Stations . However ,the line is owned by Kansai International Airport Co., Ltd. between Rinku Town and Kansai Airport Stations. It opened on June 15, 1994.
Tokoji is an Obaku Zen temple founded by Egyoku who was a renowned priest from Hagi. Egyoku founded it with the patronage of the 3rd lord of the Choshu domain. This is the family temple of the Mori clan, the successive lords of Choshu domain. It is located in the city of Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture,Japan. The beautiful sanmon gate,called Gedatsumon, was dedicated by the 10th lord Mori Narihiro in 1812. This gate is made of zelkova lumbers, being joined together without nails.
The two-story gate was offered by Tokugawa Yorifusa , the first lord of the Mito Clan. The main hall ,built by Tokugawa Hidetada the second shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty, have been designated as important cultural properties. The shrine houses Japan's oldest and longest straight sword(chokuto) that was designated as a national treasure. The sword is called Futsu no mitama no tsurugi.
Kashima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the city of Kashima, Ibaragi Prefecture,Japan. The shrine is said to have been established in 660 BC. It dedicated to Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto, one of the patron deities of martial arts. It is the main shrine of all the Katori shrines in Japan and the ichinomiya (the first shrine of the province) of former Hitachi Province.
Shichi Go San is a traditional festival day in Japan for three and seven year old girls and three and five year old boys. It is held annually on November 15 but is not a national holiday. Boys and girls visit a Shinto shrine with their parents and pray for the healthy growth.
Kashima-Jingu Station is a train station on the East Japan Railway Company Kashima Line located in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on August 20, 1970. Kashima-Jingu Station has an island platform with two tracks elevated. The station is also used by the trains of the Kashima Rinkai Railway Oarai Kashima Line. It is 14.2 kilometers from the terminus at Katori Station. The bronze statue of Tsukahara Bokuden , the founder of new kashima style of kenjutsu,was built in front of the station.
Tana Station is a railway station on the Tokyu Corporation's Den-en-toshi Line located in Aoba Ward Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on April 1, 1966. Tana Station has two opposed elevated side platforms serving two tracks. These platforms are connected to the station building by underpasses. It is 24.5 kilometers from the terminus at Shibuya Station.
The Hanawa Line, also known as the Towada-Hachimantai Shikisai Line, is a railway line between Koma Station in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture and Odate Station in Odate City, Akita Prefecture, Japan. The line runs 106.9 km through the mountains of Ou area. The Hanawa Line is operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
On July 1,1971, the Kurobe Gorge Railway was divided from the Kansai Electric Power Company. From then, Unazuki Station is operated by the Kurobe Gorge Railway. There are many parking lots in front of the station. The station is about five minutes walk’s distance from Unazukionsen Station on the Toyama Chiho Railway Main Line. Nearby are Unazuki hot spa,Kurobe river electric power museum and Serene art museum.
The Kurobe Gorge Railway ,also known as Kurotetsu, is a private 762 mm narrow gauge railway company. It operates the Kurobe Gorge Main Line along the Kurobe River. The line was originally built by Nippon Electric Power Company for serving the construction of the Kurobe dam in 1926.
Unazuki Station is a train station on the Kurobe Gorge Railway Main Line located in the city of Kurobe, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened by Kansai Electric Power Company on November 16,1953. It has one island platform serving two tracks and side tracks on the ground. Platforms are located lower than the station building. Unazuki Station is closed in winter.
Seibu-Chichibu Station is the terminus of the Seibu Chichibu Line. However some Seibu trains runs toward Mitsumineguchi Station on the Chichibu Main Line of Chichibu Railway via a crossover near Ohanabatake Station between the two lines. Seibu trains also run to Nagatoro Station in the opposite direction of the Chichibu Main Line.
The Class C61 is a type of 4-6-4 steam locomotive built by Japanese National Railways(JNR). It is the first type to use the 4-6-4 "Hudson" wheel arrangement in Japan. 33 locomotives of this type were built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Nippon Sharyo between 1947 and 1949.
The Chikuho Electric Railroad Line is a Japanese railway line of Chikuho Electric Railroad between Kurosaki-Ekimae in Kitakyushu City and Chikuho-Nogata Stations in Nogata City, all within Fukuoka Prefecture . The line does not have an official name, but it is commonly called Chikutetsu. The company is a subsidiary of Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu). The first section of this line was opened in 1914 by Kyushu Electric Tramway thatis a predecessor of Nishitetsu.
Ohanabatake Station is a railway station on the Chichibu Railway Chichibu Main Line located in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on September 17, 1917. It has two side platforms serving two tracks on the ground. Seibu-Chichibu Station on the Seibu Chichibu Line is within walking distance from this station.
Tori no Ichi Fair is an annual event in November on the day of the Tori (Rooster) in Chinese calendar Tori no Ichi is held at Otori-jinja in Asakusa, Tokyo and various Otori-jinja shrines found in all parts of Japan. The day of the Tori comes every 12 days in November. However, the first day of the Tori ,called Ichi no Tori, is thought to be the most important in the Chinese zodiac. Many people come to there to pray for a health, good fortune and good business.
November 3 is a national holiday called Culture Day in Japan. This day is celebrated to promote culture, the arts, and academic endeavor. There are many events held around the country on this day such as art exhibitions, parades, and award ceremonies for distinguished artists and scholars.
Yushima Tenman-gu is Shinto shrine located in Yushima, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. The shrine is said to have been founded in 458 for Ameno-tajikarao-no-mikoto who held open the door of Ama no iwato to lure Amaterasu- Omikami out of her cave in the most famous story in Japanese mythology.
Chitose Station is a railway station on the Konan Railway Owani Line located in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened as Tsugaru-Chitose Station of the Hirosaki Electric Railway on January 26, 1952 when the Owani Line was opened. It was renamed to its present name on April 1, 2008. Chitose Station has a single island platforms with two tracks on the ground. The station is attended only during morning and evening. It is 10.0 kilometers from the terminus at Owani Station.