Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Travel Photo: A Cave on Ie Jima an Island in Okinawa
This is a photo of a cave taken on Ie Jima about three years ago.
Getting ready to return for another trip, this year I pulled it up to remind me of something.
There was a wooden sign (in Japanese) alongside the cave entrance.
At the time, I was in a hurry and, didn't get a photo of the sign for translation.
But, I was told, the sign mentioned something unusual.
Human and animal bones were found in there.
They were thousands of years old and the animal, was a deer.
Note to self: Get photos of everything, this time.
Researching, in advance, I found some great information on the caves of Ie Jima.
National Geographic put some photos and video together on the place in November 2005.
It's always a good idea to learn as much as you can about a destination before you travel.
There are many more things to be learned from the caves of Ie Shima.