Article: 尾鷲 Owase

The Under water flower garden

The Artificial Fish-reef

The Gyosho point is the garden of Marine flowers. Concrete blocs covered with many colorful soft corals. And it is a habitat for a lot of creatures. It is located south of the Kii peninsula. Mie, Japan.
The article linked (The web magazine TRiPE DiTOR) is in Japanese. But you can enjoy photos.

I introduced that place detailed also in Guide Book “New 50 Best Dives in Japan” (in English). On sale at Amazon.com

Article: 大瀬崎 Osezaki

The famous diving point where can watch ” Mt. Fuji”

The beach is full of families who enjoy swimming in summer

“A diving point where can see Mt. Fuji” from the web magazine ” TRiPE DiTOR” . It faces Suruga Bay in Higashi Izu. A wide variety of marine life can be seen. Linked articles are in Japanese, but please enjoy the photos.
We also introduced the location in detail in our guidebook “New 50 Best Dives in Japan”. Available on Amazon.com

Article : 波左間海中公園

Hasama marine park

The diving point like an amusement park. It is located south end of Boso peninsula. Chiba Tateyama. The article linked is in Japanese.
I introduced that place detailed also in Guide Book “New 50 Best Dives in Japan” (in English). On sale at Amazon.com

Macro : Land scene, Bee & flower

Sweat Bees & Lacecap hydrangea

One day in the rainy season

Japan is in the rainy season now.
Sunny day is rare.
I was at Yoshino, Nara where one of the world heritage.
It is famous of cherry blossoms in spring season.
A lot of people visit here.
However, now, It is in green.
Visitors are few and can enjoy calm feeling and Lacecap hydrangea flowers.
Yoshino, Nara, Japan

Macro: Narwal shrimp

Plesionika narval   (Fabricius, 1787)

Useful Japanese common name “Okino-suji-ebi”

Okino-suji-ebi in Japanese

According to Sealifebase, “Narwal shrimp, Plesionika narval (Fabricius, 1787) occurs at depths of 10 to 900 m, is found between 200 and 400 m “. This photo was taken at Owase, -20m. Several places in Japan, Wakayama, Izu, This shrimp is found at not-so-deep-water (-20 to -40m) where we can visit with Scuba. Narwal shrimp is called Okino-suji-ebi in Japanese. Oki-no meaning ”at open sea” or “at the ocean”. suji is the line. ebi is shrimp. It is the useful name that we can understand easily the shrimp where lives and what shape.