‘Matsushima’ in the suburbs of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, is one of the Three Great Sights of Japan.
Matsushima is a scenic spot dotted with many small islands, formed by a submerging rias coast. As this sea is made up of encroachment-prone geological features with a depth of less than 10 meters, many small islands show a mushroom-like appearance after longtime encroachment. Matsushima literally means pine islands, since they are topped with pine trees. This area was hit by the ‘tsunami’ in 2011 though, they are almost...Read More