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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It's the morning of September 14th, 2014.
Atata Island is a fisherman’s island floating in the Sea of Aki.
Sezaki, Nagato city, Yamaguchi prefecture is a town that once prospered from whaling.
layed by Mao Inoue in the NHK historical drama Hana Moyu, Sugi Fumi (later to become Miwako) is the heroine, and Odawara Inosuke (later to become Katori Motohiko) is portrayed by Osawa Takao.
The Akiyoshi plateau is one of Yamaguchi prefecture’s main sightseeing spots. People who see this vast landscape for the first time are often left bewildered and just leave after taking a commemorative photo… Oh, what a pity!!
The deathbed poem by Meiji Restoration hero, Takasugi Shinsaku: "This world that is uninterested, I shall make interesting!"
As Rurikoji Temple is one of Yamaguchi prefecture's most famous sightseeing spots, sightseeing buses continuously visit it.
Though there are numerous shrines whose enshrined deity is Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning, this is the only place that can claim to be " the first in Japan"!
Hagi castle town has been designated as a national historical site.
We will be doing a series introducing some sites that appear in the 2015 NHK taiga drama (historical drama). Naturally, the first site is Shoin Shrine.
Hagiokan is a road station opened at the entrance of Hagi city in 2012.
This is not an overseas resort or even Okinawa!
Japanese people love taking baths♪ What many non-Japanese people consider even more peculiar is the Japanese bath and bathing culture.
The local Nishikikawa Seiryu line (Nishiki river clear stream line) runs parallel to the Nishiki River that flows from south to north in Iwakuni city, Yamaguchi prefecture.
Since the Edo period (1603~1867), the town of white plastered walls has been lit by red, goldfish-shaped lanterns!
Depicting the rapid changes that took place at the end of the Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period, a yearlong NHK TV drama called “Hana Moyu (Flower Burns)” will run through 2015.
“Ōbatake no Seto”, one of Japan’s three major tides, is located just under Ōshima Bridge, which connects Yanai City in Yamaguchi with Suō-Ōshima Island.
Gateway to Yamaguchi Prefecture, Iwakuni City...
♪Hoh Hoho Aayeya Horan E Yowyasa no Sa♪Powering a traditional rowing boat called a “Kaidenmasen”, 20 men start pulling their (almost) 3m long oars in perfect unison in time with the “Horan Enya” sea shanty.