Anaguma

Anaguma

Posted on 03/11/2011


Photo taken on May 26, 2005



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Japan
Tsunami
Taro
Tohoku
Iwate


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Tarou Coastline, Iwate 田老町 岩手

Tarou Coastline, Iwate 田老町 岩手
One reason the Rikuchu Kaigan (NE Tohoku Coastline) is so susceptible to tsunami is that it's a high energy coast, with the mountains coming right to the sea's edge. This can funnel any incoming wave, making it higher than when out at sea, concentrating its effects on a village located at the end of the bay. The port village at the end of the bay often saw these surges of water and called them "harbor waves," or tsu (harbor) nami (waves) 津波.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikuchu_Kaigan_National_Park

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