Nagano Electric Railway consists of two lines which are the Nagano Line and Yashiro Line. The Yashiro Line (formerly the Kato Line) runs for 24.5 km between Yashiro and Suzaka Stations. The line is scheduled to close on 1 April 2012 because the number of passengers has decreased.
Cosmosquare Station is a train station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chuo Line and Nanko Port Town Line located in Suminoe Ward, Osaka City, Japan. This station serves as the terminus of both lines. The station was opened on December 18, 1997 as the terminal station of the Osaka Port Transport System Techno Port Line.
Ashino-Koen Station is a railway station on the Tsugaru Railway Company’s Tsugaru Railway Line located in Goshogawa City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Ashino Koen Station was opened on October 4, 1930. It has a single side platform serving one track for bidirectional traffic on the ground. It is 12.8 kilometers from the southern terminus at Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station. It has been unattended since the 1990s. The line runs directly through Ashino Park. The park ,located in the Kanagi area of Goshogawara City, is famous for its 2,200 cherry blossom trees.
Takeshi Station is a railway station on the Ichibata Electric Railway Kita Matsue Line located in Takeshi-cho, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on April 29 ,1914. It was closed on January 17 ,1930 but reopened on November 16 ,1931. This station has been unattended since 1977. There is a side platform serving one track for bi-directional traffic on the ground. The station has no station building. There is a simple weather shelter on the platform. The Kita Matsue Line runs for 33.9 km between Dentetsu Izumo-shi Station in Izumo City and Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen Station in Matsue City.
Kase Station is a railway station on the Tsugaru Railway Company’s Tsugaru Railway Line located in Kanagi Kase ,Goshogawara City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on July 15, 1930. It has been unattended since the 2004. Kase Station has a single side platform serving one track for bidirectional traffic on the ground It is 10.1 kilometers from the southern terminus at Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station. There is a bus stop of Konan Bus near the station.
Aimi Station is a railway station on the JR CentralTokaido Main Line in Kota Town, Nukata District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on March 17, 2012 It is newly established between Koda and Okazaki Stations on the Tokaido Main Line. The station has one island platform and one side platform serving a total of three tracks on the ground. The ticket gates and ticket counters are on the second floor. Near the station, there is a Meitetsu bus stop.
Bishamon Station is a railway station on the Tsugaru Railway Company’s Tsugaru Railway Line located in Bishamon, Goshogawa City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on July 15, 1931. It was closed on August 1, 1941. However, it was reopened on May 20, 1955. There is a single side platform serving one track for bidirectional traffic on the ground. The station has no station building except a simple weather shelter on the platform. It is 7.4 kilometers from the southern terminus at Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station. The station is unattended.
Tsugaru Railway’s “Stove Train” runs from December to March , between Goshogawara and Tsugaru Nakasato Stations. The trains are equipped with the coal stoves and non-reclining seats on the wooden floors. Attendants sell dried squid and sake. Passengers are free to grill snack food like dried squid and mochi rice cakes on the stovetops. Tsugaru Railway Line operates 20.7 kilomiters with 11 stations.
The five-storied pagoda of the Horyuji is the oldest surviving wooden structure in the world. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The pagoda is said to be rebuilt at the beginning of the eighth century(around 711). However, a scientific examination of the shinbashira showed that the hinoki wood used for this was felled in A.D. 594. It means that the construction of the pagoda took placeabout a century earlier than being generally believed until then.
Vernal Equinox Day(Shunbun no hi) is a public holiday in Japan. On this day, the sun crosses the equator and the length of night and day becomes equal. It occurs usually on March 20 or 21 in Japan Standard Time. March 20th is Vernal Equinox Day this year .
Minowabashi Station is a streetcar station on the Toei Toden Arakawa Line located in Arakawa Ward, Tokyo. This station is the terminus of the line. It was opened on April 1, 1913 by the Oji Electric Tram Company. The line was sold to the Tokyo City Government on February 1, 1941. In 1943, Tokyo City was abolished and merged with Tokyo Prefecture to form the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. This station was to be operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation.
Hinata Station is a train station on theTarumi RailwayTarumi Line located in Hinata ,Motosu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on March 25, 1989 as a unmanned station. There is a side platform with one track on the ground. It is 28.3km from the terminus at Ogaki Station. When cherry blossoms season comes, many railway fans visit this station to shoot the railway car and cherry blossoms.
A toad , named Taniguku, suggested asking Kuebiko. Okuninush-no-mikoto ordered to invite Kuebiko. The toad replied Kuebiko can not walk. Therefore ,Okuninush-no-mikoto called on Kuebiko and noticed Kuebiko is a scarecrow with one leg in the mountain rice fields. Though his leg do not walk, this scarecrow is a Deity who knows everything in the Empire.
The Toden Arakawa Line is a streetcar line located in Tokyo Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. The line runs between the terminals at Minowabashi Station in Arakawa Ward and Waseda Station in Shinjuku Ward.
Kuebiko is the Shinto deity of knowledge and agriculture. The Kojiki described him in the myth of Okuninushi-no-mikoto as a scarecrow who cannot walk but has comprehensive awareness. When Okuninush-no-mikoto was at Cape Miho in Izumo Province, a small Shinto deity arrived in a boat. Nobody knew his name. Okuninush-no-mikoto asked him who he is, but he did not answer.
Sunagawa Station is a train station on the Hakodate Main Line of JR Hokkaido , located in Sunagawa City, Hokkaido, Japan. The station was opened in 1891 by Hokkaido Colliery and Railway Company. The railway of the company was nationalized on October 1, 1906 under the Railway Nationalization Act.
Kimachi Station is a railway station on the JR West Sanin Main Line located in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on December 25, 1929. There are two opposite side platforms with two tracks on the ground. Two platforms are connected by an overpass. The station is unattended with a ticket machine.
Izumo Airport, also known as Izumo En-Musubi Airport, is an airport located in the Hikawa area of Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. It is about 20–30 minutes by car from central Izumo or Matsue city centre. Izumo Airport was opened on June 30, 1966. It is officially designated a second class airport operated by Shimane Prefecture.. There is a 2,000 × 45 m runway. The airport provides air service to Tokyo International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Oki Airport and Fukuoka Airport.
Iwami Airport ,also known as Hagi-Iwami Airport,is an airport located in Masuda City, Shimane Prefecture of Japan. It is also near the city of Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The airport was opened in July ,1993. Iwami Airport is a Class facility with a 2,000 × 45 m runway. It handled 73,000 passengers in 2010. The airport provides air service to Tokyo International Airport and Osaka International Airport.
The Osaka University Hospital moved from Fukushima Ward , Osaka City to the Osaka University campus in Suita City of Osaka Prefecture on September 1, 1993. The new hospital has a 14-story hospital ward , a 5-story outpatient building and others. The hospital was reborn into the most advanced intelligent hospital which equipped a computer and information network , and various kinds of transport system for advanced medical treatment.
Handai-byoin-mae Station is a monorail station on the Osaka Monorail Saito Line located in Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The name means the Station in front of Osaka University Hospital. The station was opened on October 1, 1998 when the branch Saito Line was partially opened from Bampaku-kinen-koen Station to Handai-byoin-mae Station . It has an island platform with two tracks elevated.
Emperor Shomu was the 45th emperor of Japan. Shomu was the son of Emperor Mommu and Fujiwara no Miyako, a daughter of Fujiwara no Fuhito. Both he and his wife Empress Komyo were devout Buddhists. In 741, he established the system of provincial temples(kokubun-ji) in each province of Japan. Todai-ji served as the head of all these kokubun-ji . In 743, Shomu issued a rescript to build the Daibutsu (Great Buddha). Later ,it was completed and placed in Tōdai-ji in Nara.
On September 30, 1940, the I-15 is completed at the Kure Navy Yard, and based in the Yokosuka Naval District. Cdr Ishikawa Nobuo is assigned as the Commanding Officer. On November 15, 1940, the I-15 is assigned to the Vice Admiral Shimizu Mitsumi's Sixth Fleet's 1st submarine Squadron .
The Kilo class is a naval diesel-electric submarine made in Russia. The Russian Kilo Class submarine first entered service in the early 1980s. It was designed by the Rubin Central Maritime Design Bureau located in St Petersburg. The original version of the vessels were designated Project 877 Paltus .
Hina-ningyo are usually displayed on a five or seven-tiered stand covered with a red carpet. At the top are the Emperor and Empress ,followed by three court ladies(sannin-kanjo), five musicians (gonin-bayashi), two ministers (udaijin and sadaijin), and three servants.
Awashima–jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Kada, Wakatama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is said to be founded by Emperor Nintoku ,the 16th emperor of Japan. He is considered to have reigned between 313 and 399. This shrine is dedicated to Sukunahikona-no-mikoto who is said to be the god of medicine. The shrine is famous for the Shinto ritual of Hina-nagashi floating Girl's Festival dolls by boats on the sea of March 3rd. Dolls, crammed on to the altar of Awashima-jinja,are loaded onto boats and are sent out to sea to protect calamity.