Yamguchito Photo Writer List
Hi there! My name is Masafumi Fujimoto. Until the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, I was engaged in editing production at an advertising company in Tokyo. However, the earthquake was a turning point in my life and I headed home to Yamaguchi. When I arrived, I was extremely energized and motivated to help revitalize the region, but I had a hard time adjusting to the motivation level of the local people. Around that time I met an elderly lady who said: “It doesn’t matter if all the people move away from the island; that’s just the nature of things. Someday people will come back again.” Lessening the tension I’d been feeling, those few words relieved me hugely, and I was able to finally adjust. Since then, I’ve been involved in writing and editing magazines, and working in advertisement production, as well as doing a little bit of farming. I also spend time walking around Setouchi searching for the many, many voices out there.
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A Stroll Through The White-Walled Streetscape Of Edo – PART 2 (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
A Stroll Through The White-Walled Streetscape Of Edo - PART 1 (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Japanese Food By A French Cuisine Chef (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Kurumi : A Relaxing Cafe With A Delightful View Of Setouchi (Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Let's Weave! Return of the Lost Yanaijima Fabric (Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
 It’s Not Summer Till You See Fireworks! Five of Yamaguchi's Amazingly Elegant Firework Displays!
Dogo Onsen & Art! Why Am I Dizzy? Is it the Hot Springs or the Art?
Featured Story: Suo-Oshima Island - An Island Suffering Depopulation Gets an Influx of Young Farmers Who Start the "Shima no Mura Marché"
A Place to Help Lift the Gloom of the Rainy Season! With 80 Different Varieties & 4,000 Bushes in Full Bloom, Suo Amida-Temple is Western Japan's No.1 Temple for Hydrangeas!
Cobalt Line: A Scenic Drive, Hiking & Splendid Views of the Cobalt Blue Sea & Cape Zobigasaki!
A Short Break with Tea & Fish?! Super Fun Setouchi Teatime Tastes Like a Swim in the Sea / Writer Baton Kagawa -> Yamaguchi Edition
café Misaki : A Day Out for Grown-ups… A Resort Café on a Hill with Views over the Seto Inland Sea!
A Beautiful Drive Across Japan's Biggest Karst Plateau That Used to be an Underwater Coral Reef?!
The Beautiful Hidden Grove of Mt. Kasayama Where Around 25,000 Camellia Japonica Grow in the Wild!
With a dynamic road splitting it from south-north, the Murotsu peninsula juts out into the Seto Inland Sea in the eastern part of Yamaguchi prefecture.
Mr. Shin Onodera (45), who moved to the island around 4 years ago said, "I want to build maaany small connections within Suo-Oshima Island".
All I can see is the blue sea and massive sky reaching to the horizon.
Children stand still in awe of the cobalt blue...
A spot of scenic beauty by the Sea of Japan in northeastern Yamaguchi prefecture, these precipitous cliffs of white, black and grey stripes are the Susa Hornfels!
Opened in December 2014, Roadside Station Kaminoseki Kaikyo is, as its name suggests, located right next to a channel where tidal currents flow. The fresh seafood it sells is super cheap!
Located in the mountainous region of Mine city, Yamaguchi prefecture, Roadside Station Ofuku is surrounded by several famous sightseeing spots.
While the Seto Inland Sea area is home to around 3000 islands of various sizes, the third largest, Suo-Oshima, is known affectionately as the "Hawaii of Setouchi".
A Place You'll Want to See at Least Once in Your Life?!
Beneath this vast plateau there is an enormous limestone cave with a total length of 10kms.
Suooshima is an island floating in the Seto Inland Sea. And on this island, there are four strangely shaped rocks!
After enjoying the Capital of the Blazing Flower, the next place our tour party visited was Fujiyoshi, a Japanese Restaurant that serves pufferfish, among other specialties!
Following the delicious Setouchi monitoring tours to Hiroshima, Shikoku & Hyogo, here comes the Yamaguchi edition, which was held on March 30th, 2015. The tour starts in Hiroshima. The skies are clear!