Mr. Mamoru Shigemitsu
This building is the memorial house of Mr. Mamoru Shigemitsu (1887 - 1957) located in Oku-Yugawara. Mr. Shigemitsu was a diplomat and lost his right leg by a bomb attack in China. On the 2nd September 1945, he represented the Japanese government and signed the document of surrender. He spent his later years in this house.
This fall is the Daruma-taki fall, which flows into the Fujiki river. Daruma means Dharma, a founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism and "taki" means a waterfall. You can see a dharma-doll-like
rock in the water, can't you?
This is the garden of the Yugawara municipal museum. This woman is dropping water into a washbasin. Then you can hear a small sound from the base of the basin. The water overflows and taps onto a hidden water pool. Then the sound echoes in the base. They call this mechanism "Suikinkutsu", which means a water-related musical instrument in a hidden chamber.
Promenade along the coast
This is my favorite walking course. I walk from the path beside a supermarket named "Espot" to the mouth of Chitose-gawa river. You can see the tip of the cape, that is the north end of Atami. Usually a dozen anglers are standing along the coast.