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Boy Scouts of America sent more than 1600 scouts to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Kirarahama, Yamaguchi, Japan. Southeast Coast Troop 204 was part of BSA Southern Region. We camped in ENA Sub-Camp E23 with more than 8000 scouts. Total WSJ2015 scouts were 34,000 from around 150 countries and territories.
About Yamaguchi Prefecture (Site of Jamboree)
Yamaguchi Prefecture is located in the westernmost part of Honshu, and is surrounded on three sides by the sea. With the Chugoku mountain range running from East to West, Yamaguchi Prefecture can be broadly divided up into three regions: the Seto Inland Sea area, the inland mountain area, and the Japan Sea coast area.
The population is approximately 1.45 million people (according to a year 2010 census), and the area is approximately 6,100 km2. The prefectural government capital is located in Yamaguchi City.
Yamaguchi Prefecture boasts a mid climate and is largely spared from earthquake, flood and storm damage. It enjoys the reputation of being a very comfortable place to live.
Yamaguchi has approximately 1,500 km of coastline, including the calm Seto Inland Sea National Park dotted with many islands and the wild, rough coast of the Japan Sea national Park dotted with many islands and the wild, rough coast of the Japan Sea at the Kita Nagato Kaigan National Park . Our prefecture receives many visitors who come to see the changing seasons in the primeval forests and beautiful gorges that make up the Western Chugoku Mountain Range national Park.
The Edo Tokyo Museum was founded on March 28, 1993 to preserve the historical legacy of the Edo culture and to serve as a place to explore the cultural possibilities of Tokyo’s future.
The permanent exhibition areas, original exhibits, dioramas, and large-scale models are faithful representations of the originals. The displays have been reproduced after painstaking investigations and research to maintain accuracy to the originals.
The Meiji Shrine was founded in 1921 to enshrine the Emperor and Empress Meiji, Japan’s first emperor following the demise of the samurai class.
Meiji Shrine is located in a precious wooded area in the heart of the city. Some compare this Yoyogi Koen, the park besides the shrine, to New York City’s Central Park, and is a soothing oasis for urban city dwellers.
This statue is memorial based on a true story from a fierce battle that took place on an island in the South Pacific Ocean during World War II.
A wounded American soldier was approached by a Japanese soldier during battle. The American soldier expected to be killed, only to faint and wake up to find his wounds bound and a note left by the Japanese soldier. Seeing the American soldier making the three-fingered Scout salute, the Japanese soldier – who also happened to be a Scout-felt he could not kill a fellow Scout brother and instead decided to tend the wound.
This monument commemorates the powerful bond that connects Scouts across borders.
Located on the tip of the Yokohama Bay, this modern theme park is home to one of the top aquariums in Japan. The aquarium features over 100.000 sea creatures, and has a beautiful undersea tunnel that visitors can walk through.
The amusement park portion includes a ferris wheel, roller coaster, merry-go-round, and acrobatic shows that visitors can enjoy.