2013年3月27日水曜日

"Torii" Ashored In Oregon

"Oregon state park staff removed an unusual piece of debris from the ocean shore near Oceanside in Tillamook County. The 16' long object is made of heavy wood and has been painted red, though it is now partially covered with marine organisms. Its shape resembles the top, horizontal part of a type of free-standing arch found in Japan called a torii. A torii is used to mark the entrance of a sacred site." reports the Salem-news website.


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School Kids Visit U.S. To Convey Thanks

"Elementary and high school students from Miyagi Prefecture were given a special send off at Japan’s Narita Airport on Monday afternoon as they set off for the U.S. in order to convey messages of thanks for the efforts of those involved in relief operations following the 2011 earthquake and resulting tsunami in Northeast Japan." reports the Japan Today website.

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Fishing Boat To Be Taken Apart

"A fishing boat which was carried several hundred meters inland by the March 11, 2011 tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, will finally be taken apart and removed." reports the Japan Today website.

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