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Spread on a compact island

A spectacular drama!

Discovered from history! Time trip together.

It takes about 30 minutes by car from one end of the island to the other. It takes about 2 hours to go around.

The round and small Dogo is packed with history from about 250 million years ago to the present.

Is there anything in that historical spot that tickles, thrills, or likes your heart?

"Time to enjoy hobbies and interests" that you can't usually take.

"My favorite thing" that I might forget.

Why don't you get "crazy" with OKI for a while?

The island of Oki, which was considered to be an exile.

The ancestors must have had various thoughts.

The scenery they saw, the wind they felt, and the sounds they heard might not be exactly the same as they are now,

Knowing, learning, and feeling history can be a time to re-examine yourself and give you a chance to do something.

Oki was part of the continent! ??

About 250 million years ago, the Japanese archipelago, including the Oki Islands, was part of a continent called Pangea. The proof is "Oki gneiss". It can be seen at Choshi Dam.

Oki appears!

It is said that the prototype of the current island was created by volcanic activity about 6 million years ago.

A small island that looks dark is made of basalt. It is a crater trace that erupted about 3.5 million years ago.

Global warming has arrived!

The Oki Islands are thought to have become the four islands they are today, about 10,000 years ago.

There are so many! ??

A whopping 200 burial mounds are distributed.

Nine front and rear burial mounds have been confirmed in Dogo. Both seem to have been built in the Kofun period, in the 6th century.

Dance of the Heian period! ??

The lotus dance of Oki Kokubunji is performed every year on April 21st. Currently, seven dances are performed. Bugaku and silent masques that came along with continental culture from the Nara period to the Heian period. It is said that the lotus dance dance has a shape close to that of the time.

Yamashiro in Oki! ??

Oki Islands Castle, Miyata Castle, Kounou Castle, and Katsuyama Castle are said to have been used for surveillance and defense using the natural terrain.

First lit in 1918.

Saigo Misaki Lighthouse celebrated its 100th anniversary on March 31, 2021 (Reiwa 3). It seems that the first domestically produced 4th class double lens is still in active use. We are still watching over the safety of the sea as a guide for ships going to and from Saigo Port.

To a new era.

2 019 years May 1, the era is " to Ryowa" .

A traditional event that is quietly held by residents in a world that changes at a remarkable speed. Even with the declining birthrate and aging population, it has been passed down to the next generation.

I know green tough! ??

The green rock tells us that Oki was the bottom of the lake long ago.

It is believed that the volcanic activity that began about 26 million years ago caused the Oki Islands and the Japanese archipelago to move away from the continent, creating a lake with water in the depressions.

Speaking of obsidian! ??

The Stone Age about 30,000 years ago. Obsidian was used as a material for stone tools such as knives and yajiri. Obsidian from Oki is said to have been transported to the Kinki, Shikoku, Hokuriku regions, and Itoigawa area in Niigata prefecture, mainly in the Chugoku region, due to its good quality.

From the Jomon period! ??

From ancient times, God had a mysterious power and was supposed to dwell in mountains, trees, stones, etc. without showing up. Oki still cherishes such places. And the festival that invites God as a guest and prays is still held.

Taika Reform "Asuka period".

"Taika" is the first era name in Japan.

It is said that the national reforms carried out in 645 began using the titles "Japan" and "Emperor".

It is believed that the Miki family, the priest of Tamawakasu-mei Shrine, was a national builder.

The emperor is in the Oki Islands! ??

Emperor Go-Toba and Emperor Go-Daigo were exiled to the Oki Islands during the Kamakura period.

Ushibuchi is said to have been started by the villagers to comfort Emperor Go-Toba.

"Kitamaebune" anchored in Oki.

Saigo Port is known for its good nature, and prospered as a port of call for Kitamaebune ships from the middle of the Edo period to around 1897.

Imagine the bustle of the time from the dense streets.

One of the popular Showa manga.

It is said that the roots of the manga artist Shigeru Mizuki, known for GeGeGe no Kitaro, are Takera of the Oki Islands. Do you not find youkai on "Mizuki Shigeru Road" extending from Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture?

The Sea of Japan is born!

Seawater flowed into the lake and became the sea.

It is believed that about 16 million years ago, it became the Sea of Japan as it is today.

The rock that tells us that is "diatomaceous earth." Recently, it is used for bath mats, coasters, spoons, etc.

Oki was the Shimane Peninsula! ??

It is said that the Oki Islands were connected to the Shimane Peninsula by land due to the drop in sea level during the Ice Age about 20,000 years ago. Oki was not a remote island all the time, and was connected to and separated from Honshu many times. That is where the Oki Islands' unique ecosystem was born.

The current rural landscape is ...

Paddy rice cultivation that is said to have entered the Oki Islands in the late Yayoi period. The rural landscape, which changes color depending on the season, is a gift of many years.

Appeared in books from the Nara period! ??

The oldest surviving history book in Japan, "Kojiki," and the second oldest, "Nihon Shoki." It is said that Dogo, the parent island (Hahajima) of Mitsugo no Shima, was called "Okinoshima", so the whole island was called "Oki".

The beginning of sake brewing.

A semi-agricultural and semi-fishing island that is blessed with abundant spring water and abundant sea affected by the Tsushima Warm Current.

There is rice. There is water. It is said that sake was made in the latter half of the Muromachi period.

The turbulent Meiji era.

The Oki riot that occurred in 1868.

It is said that the islanders were self-governing for 80 days after expulsion of the Matsue domain from Gundai.

Great Heisei merger!

October 1, 2004

Saigo Town, Fuse Village, Goka Village, and Tsuma Village merged to form Okinoshima Town.

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