NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉

2007/10/24

親子熊岩 Oyakoguma-iwa The Mother and Child Bear Rocks

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Nagaiso Beach in Taisei-cho, Hokkaido is dotted with a lot of oddly-shaped rocks created by erosion of sea water. The most famous among them is the Mother and Child Bear Rocks.

According to a local legend, starving mother and child bears left their home mountain and reached this beach at last. When the child bear was eating a crab, he fell into the sea. Trying to save her son, the mother bear dived into the sea, but both were drowned to death. Deeply impressed by the affection of the mother bear, the god picked their bodies out of the sea and turned them into rocks.

The silhouette of the rocks is so real that it looks like a real mother bear embracing her son. Especially in the sunset, the outlines of their loving figures appear clearly.

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Nagaiso, Taisei-ku, Setana-cho, Kudo-gun, Hokkaido 043-0421
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The Mother and Child Bear Rocks




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