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Sunrise & Sunset in Hachinohe: A port city of Eastern Aomori

6 Sep

Hachinohe Photo 4The sun rises early in Hachinohe, a port city in Aomori.  At 5 am the sun begins to color everything in light pink – the sky, the ocean, and the ship with the sign that says “US Colorado.”

Hachinohe, the largest city in Eastern Aomori, is known for the fishing industry. Because it’s the closest city to where I live, I go there often.

One of my favorite places in the city is Ashigezaki lookout (葦毛崎展望台).  It is a beautiful place filled with history: During the Edo period it was used to monitor foreign ships and at the end of WWII it was used by the military.  The large cliffs and the gorgeous shoreline remind me of Big Sur in California.

Hachinohe Photo 3

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Hachinohe Photo 1

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Ashigezaki Lookout (葦毛崎展望台)

Last Friday I went to the port around 6 pm and saw the beautiful sunset.  Local men and women were fishing in the quiet evening.

Hachinohe Photo 6 (640x480) Hachinohe Photo 5

The sun rises and sets early in Japan.  Hachinohe is a good place to see both hinode (sunrise) and yûhi (sunset).

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4 Responses to “Sunrise & Sunset in Hachinohe: A port city of Eastern Aomori”

  1. Lometa Harris September 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Thanks for posting these beautiful pictures.

    • Yumi September 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

      Thank you for your comment, Lometa!

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