Igirisu Kaigan, English Coast イギリス海岸

Igirisu Kaigan1
Kitakami River running through Hanamaki,Iwate
北上川、岩手県花巻市


Igirisu Kaigan2
Kenji Miyazawa(Writer, Poet, Teacher 1896-1933) named a point on the western riverbank of the Kitakami River, about 2km east of Hanamaki Station, the “English Coast(Igirisu Kaigan)”.
As the mudrock formation of the riverbank exposed when the water level was low reminded him of the white English Coast of Dover Strait.
作家、教育者の宮沢賢治は、北上川の西側の河岸(花巻駅より東に約2km)を「イギリス海岸」と名づけました。川の水位が低いとき泥岩層が露出する河岸からイギリスのドーバー海峡に面した白亜の海岸を連想したとのことです。

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