Sado Island is located at approx. 350km far north from the capital of Japan and is in Sea of Japan.
It is naturally geographical location of the island should belong to chilly northern Japan however, warmish marine environment surrounding the island seems to be Tropical Island.
Can you believe there are some corals migrate to the waters?
Yes, we can rarely recognize some corals colored pink and white as bycatch of bottom gill nets operates by fishermen in Akadomari area. As you can see the attached photos, the shape of coral is exactly the same as well as you can see it at tropical waters.
In fact, there are warm water current called Tsushima Current & cold water current called Riman Current and the both are crossing at off the island.Especially, the warm current would be more effective to bring here a large numbers of marine biologics originally lives in tropical waters.
Furthermore, we can also luckily observe some marine animals at the waters by vessel e.g. Whale, Dolphin, Sea lion, Seal etc. which the animals love to travel around the world via some currents.
If you would prefer to confirm these scene by yourself, why don’t you visit the island.
We believe that the great nature exist in the island would be very much well come you!!! (^^)/
It was marvelous full moon in the night sky yesterday, wasn’t it !!!
The shape was very clear and the moonlight was reflected onto ripple on the surface waves of sea which the spectacular scene induce us romantic atmosphere.
Perhaps, the most people of the earth would be looked up the night sky and viewing Full Moon from the each country subject to the weather and were observed the spectacular feature of the planet together with praying for something goodies.
As you are aware, Japanese people prefer to celebrate the Full Moon especially on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month so-called as “Jyugo-ya” then people make offerings some special foods e.g. ball shaped sticky rice cake, chestnut rice and etc.
together with special flowers arrangement in order to praying for their good health, safety of their family etc. with gratitude for good harvest and crops from the land.
My neighborhood in Akadomari（AKD）also makes offering the typical traditional dishes which were stated the above.
Probably the elder person would be learned from their parents that people can steal the sticky rice cake from the neighbor only for the night without any penalties.
Can you believe it ???
Anyhow, it was fantastic night and I enjoyed the moon with favorite Japanese-sake!!!You might try it tonight if the weather will be fine at your side ! ☺