2.22.2011

UNO PORT

Okayama Prefecture Tamano City
Natural Beauty and the Background of Tamano City.

Tamano is located by the Seto Inland Sea. The climate is mild and the natural landscape is superb.
This area was once an island off coast called “Kibino-Anami” formed with sediment from the Takahashi, Asahi and Yoshii Rivers.
The land was reclaimed in Edo era(ca. 1830). Tamano has one of the major trade ports in Japan, Uno Port. Main industry in Tamano is shipbuilding.

Governor Higaki(1851-1929)
Higaki Nosuke, the governor of Okayama Prefecture had an idea to open the port in 1898, then worked on the planning in 1906. He said, “We need Uno Port as a sea gateway for Okayama Prefecture”. Modern Uno Port was opened in 1909 which was designated as the first trading port in Okayama Prefecture in 1930. Since then the port has been contributing to the development of Tamano City. You will find a bronze statue of Mr. Higaki in the Uno Port Park.

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The Origin of Uno Port

The major industries of this village were salt making and fishing.
It is said that this port was established around 1583, and when Hideyoshi Toyotomi
built Osaka Castle, a great deal of stone was carried from Uno Port.
This port was completed as a railway ferry terminal between Honshyu and Shikoku
in 1910.
It opened as the first trading port in Okayama in 1930 and was designated as one of the important ports in the country in 1951.
Now, it has been refurbished as a major port for passenger boats.

2.08.2011

Nature and history of Tamano Google-Map




View Guide Map to Historic Sights in Tamano in a larger map

Tamano Business Establishment, MITSUI ENGINEERING and SHIPBUILDING CO., Ltd..

Tama Shipyard Co., Ltd. was established in 1937, and was renamed Mitsui Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in 1942.
The area had been used for salt fields, before Tama Shipyard was established.

Corporate Info:
MITSUI ENGINEERING and SHIPBUILDING CO., Ltd. (hereinafter called “MES”) started its business in 1917 as a shipbuilding division of Mitsui and Co., Ltd. in Tamano City, Okayama Prefecture.
Since then, its shipbuilding technology has been diversified, developed and extensively applied to many fields,such as production of industrial machinery production diesel engines, chemical plants construction, social infrastructure projects including bridges, logistic systems, i container cranes and environmental equipments.
The Launching Ceremony in Mitsui Shipbuilding
Mitsui Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.: Tamano Shipyard always opens its launching ceremonies to the public.
Why don’t you visit the launching ceremony of a large ship to witness her birth.

Access:
By car from UNO Port 15 minutes

For reference
Search BLG: 
Tourism Center: Tel 0863-21-3486 e-mail: info@tamanokankou.com
Uno Port- Object of Black sea bream
Tamano lyceum, The planning under construction




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Tamahime Shrine

This region once had coves, and the boulder in Tamahime Shrine once stood on the shore. People moored to this boulder and often visited here.
It is said that, one night, three fireballs burst out from this boulder.
The first flew to Garyu Inari Shrine ; the second one flew to Saidaiji Temple and the third one flew to Ushimado.
Tamahime Shrine is dedicated to the Toyotama Princess Otohime of Ryugu Castle from the famous story.


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Ukou Railway Ferry Ruins

When the Ukou Railway Ferry between Honshu and Shikoku was opened in 1910,the name of Uno Port became one of the most important ferry terminals in japan.
With the opening of the Seto Ohashi in 1988, Ukou Tailway Ferry service was ended.
Only the remains of the second berth are left now at Uno Port.



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The conservation of an old Tamano Electric Train.

Binan Electric Tramway was opened in 1953, but fell into disuse in 1972.
This old train car is displayed in the “Comprehensive Health Center”at Okutama, which was the last stop on the line.

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Mt.Takabe has hilly districts.

You can get a fine view of Naoshima, Shodoshima and Teshima Island from Mt.Takabe.
It also has a trekking course, which takes about 40 minutes to complete.



View from Mt.Takabeyama

Chikkou Hachiman Shrine

Originally, this ground was named the Hirogata Salt Field. The Shiogama Shrine here was dedicated to the Salt Pot God.
At the end of the Meiji era, Chikkou Hachiman Shrine was built in the same precincts of this shrine. The new shrine was moved here from Tai Hachiman Shrine.


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The mikoshi is paraded down this street when there's a festival.


Uno Hachiman Shrine

When this hill was still an island, the Jingu Empress called here and stayed for several days.
Some fishermen's wives carried a huge sea bream on their heads and presented it to the Empress.
It is said that after that event, many fisherman’s wives put fish on their heads and participated in the annual Autumn Festival ceremony in October.
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The Legend of Ojigatake Hill and the Museum of Art

In the old days, eight princes of Princess Kudara were said to have lived at Ojigatake Hill. Their names - Shibasaka, Sakate, Hazuwari, Mine-no, Hi-no, Suzunage, Tani-no, Kamewari - are now recorded in the tombstone and at the Shinto Shrine, there.
At Ojigatake Hill Museum of Art, two hundred antiques are displayed including Japanese traditional ceramics, sword guards and pictures .

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Uno Port was Built by Higaki Naosuke



Governor Higaki
Higaki Nosuke, the governor of Okayama Prefecture had an idea to open the port in 1898, then worked on the planning in 1906. He said, “We need Uno Port as a sea gateway for Okayama Prefecture”. Modern Uno Port was opened in 1909 which was designated as the first trading port in Okayama Prefecture in 1930. Since then the port has been contributing to the development of Tamano City. You will find a bronze statue of Mr. Higaki in the Uno Port Park.



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Picture of Naosuke Higaki,around 1909
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Statue of the 8th Governor of Okayama Pref, Naosuke Higaki


Siebold and Hibi Port

When Siebold (Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold, 1796-1866) traveled back and forth between Nagasaki and Edo, he stayed at Hibi Port and visited the sea salt fields.
Siebold published his travel sketch book, “NIPPON” (“Reise nach dem Hofe des Sjogunim Jahre 1826”), which includes the details of his visit and some of his impressions.

Wisteria Shelf

This Wisteria Shelf has a length of about 900 meters, and blooms splendidly every spring.
Every year the Wisteria Festival is held from April to May.

2.07.2011

Saigyo and Shibukawa Coast

Retired emperor “Sutoku” bested in Hogen combat was exiled from Kyoto to Shikoku, where he lived a life of seclusion and ended up there.
Saigyo is trying to visit his tomb in Shikoku, he stayed at Shibukawa Coast because of a storm. Saiigyo’s collection of poems, "Sankashu" includes some songs, he made during his stay. Every year the Saigyo Festival is held in February and
March on this coast.
Shibukawa Coast, is included among the "top one hundred famous sea sports" and "top one hundred famous white sand and palm-shaded beaches".






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Hibi Kannon Temple

Hibi Kannon Temple is a rare temple dedicated to Tenjin.
In the past, when Michizane had been headed to Kyushyu, he unexpectedly called at Hibi Port and visited this temple to pray for safety.
This has made it possible to run a gauntlet of Hibiki-Nada in a sea route for Kyushyu.
Due to origins, it is dedicated to both the Goddess of Mercy and Tenjin (Michizane himself).

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Korean delegation

In the Edo period more than 1000 delegation ships from Korea called at Hibi Port and a received warm welcome.
There is a famous picture scroll including full of anecdotes that paint a rich picture of the public at that time.
It was drawn in an old residence in Hibi.

Korean delegation's Pathway:
Busan(South korea)=>Tsushima island=>Iki island=>Ainoshima island=>Shimonoseki=>Seto inland sea=>Mitajiri=>Hyoougo=>Osaka=>Kyoto=>Edo=>Nikko



より大きな地図で Korean Deligation Pathway を表示


The Legend of the Great Serpent

Once upon a time, a huge snake that came to Hibi from Ozuchi Island troubled people.
There lived Kazi Fuzizaemon, who was an expert archer.
One night, he heard God’s voice in a dream, and when he woke up, he found a bow and an arrow at his bedside.
The next day he went out to dispatch the giant snake. It coiled itself around a large pine tree on the shore. Fuzizaemon shot an arrow at the snake with all his might and killed it.
People thanked God and admired Fuzizaemon for his courage.
Some scales and the jaw of the giant snake were dedicated to the Misaki Shrine in Hibi.
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Misaki Shrine in Hibi
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Misaki shrine's treasures,antique






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Floating a Barrel from Ozuchi Island

A boundary dispute occurred between the Bizen Clan and the Takamatsu Clan in 1732.
Hikokuro, a clever man, hit upon this idea to solve the problem of deciding what land belonged to which Clan.

The origin of Uno Port

In the old days Uno Port was small village called Uno Bay.
The major industries of this village were salt making and fishing.
It is said that this port was established around 1583, and when Hideyoshi Toyotomi
built Osaka Castle, a great deal of stone was carried from Uno Port.
This port was completed as a railway ferry terminal between Honshyu and Shikoku in 1910.
It opened as the first trading port in Okayama in 1930 and was designated as one of the important ports in the country in 1951.
Now, it has been refurbished as a major port for passenger boats.


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Natural Beauty and the Background of Tamano city.

Tamano is a coastal city of Seto Inland Sea in western Japan. The climate is mild and the natural landscape is superb. This area was once an island off coast called “Kibino-Anami” formed with sediment from the Takahashi, Asahi and Yoshii Rivers. The land was reclaimed in Edo era(ca. 1830). Tamano has one of the major trade ports in Japan, Uno Port. Main industry of Tamano city is shipbuilding.