Photographer's Note

Its my first time back here for a long time. It must be almost two years now.

I spent a year in Japan, seeing a lot of Akita, as well as Aomori, Yamagata, Iwate and some of Hokkaido. This northern part of Japan is Tohoku, which is often referred to as "Japan's back country". There's not much on TrekEarth for this area of Japan, so hopefully I can help people to get to know and understand Tohoku.


This was taken from the Selion tower, just north of Akita city centre. The tower is at Akita' harbour, 143 metres tall, and gives a 360 degree panoramic view of Akita.
According to their website - - the Selion tower is earthquake and wind proof. A fine example of Japanese architecture.

You've probably noticed something odd about the photo...
It appears as though there are buildings underneath the sea.

I look forward to your theories on how I got this effect. :P

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