Kuj Kuri Beach

Kuj Kuri Beach

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kuj kuri Beach is a sandy beach located on the east coast of the B s Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Lying within 60 km of Tokyo and being the second longest beach in Japan, it is a popular swimming and surfing destination for inhabitants of Greater Tokyo.The coastal region of the beach is the north-eastern end of Kuroshio Current influence in Japan. "Kuj kurihama" literally means "ninety nine ri (sandy) beach." Minamoto no Yoritomo was thought to order the measurement of the beach, and 99 arrows were stuck on the sand-one every ri. The unit "ri" was then 6 ch (approx. 660 m), but later the ri extended somehow to 36 ch (ca. 3.9 km). The short ri of 6 ch has long been forgotten or not in use, thus today many believe and explain incorrectly that 99 is just an inference of its long distance.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135827928
  • 9786135827927