Burning Sky and Sea in Futami, Iyo

The town where sunsets stand still

By Masayoshi Hirose    - 1 min read

I visited the Futami Seaside Park, which is one of the 'Top 100 Sunset Viewing Spots' in Japan. This park is located in Futami town, which is a coastline area in Iyo city, in the western part of Ehime prefecture. The whole west side of Futami faces the sea, providing a great view of sunsets, which gave the town the alias, 'The town where sunsets stand still', a catchphrase local people of Futami use to promote their town. And the great scenery I saw here was true to its alias.

I and my family saw this burning red sunset together here in October, two years ago. I still remember our faces then, which were red, reflecting the color of a fiery sunset. My favorite memory!

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

Original by Masayoshi Hirose