April 11, 2012

The Beach in "Unmei no hito"

Onna Village on the main island of Okinawa. The rocky hills leading to the water were recently immortalized in the television series, "Unmei no hito", a 10-part drama which took place in 1971, the year before Okinawa was returned to Japan.

Snorkelers in the shallow water.

The sea cucumber were plentiful, and invariably black. Many were shrivelled up when the tide receded.

Okinawa beaches seem to be full of broken coral, which makes me wonder if people are taught how fragile they are.

The bottom of the rocks, eaten away by the waves over time.

A tiny slab or coral, whose spores (?) reveal pretty flower-shaped indentations.

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