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.

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