Tuesday, February 07, 2012

"Fill the waterpots with water" - FUKUSHIMA

Tokyo Downtown...


Fukushima is a name of prefecture, the largest entity of autonomy in Japan under the nation.

The autonomy, situated 200 km north of Tokyo, came to be officially called Fukushima in 1876.  It is because there was a castle used by samurai called Fukushima-Jyo in the main city of the prefecture.  Accordingly the city came to be called Fukushima City to be the capital of Fukuhsima Prefecture after the Meiji Restoration of the Imperial Authority in Japan to put an end to the samurai era and start modernization of Japan in 1868.  

The reason why the castle was called Fukushim-Jyo (Fukushima Castle) as it was built in 1593 by a samurai lord is that there was a big mountain and a lake region (in the area where Fukushima City now occupies) around the castle and the castle looked like an island blown by the wind from the mountain while blowing is called "fuku" and an island is called "shima" in Japanese.

(The Fukuhsima Castle does not exist today. The location is now used for the prefecture office.)

Another Castle Existent in Fukushima Prefecture: Tsuruga-Shima-Jyo Established in 1590

Fukushima Prefecture is the third largest prefecture in Japan in terms of its area size.  But, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is just situated in a very tiny part of the prefecture.  So, some Fukushima people today are embarrassed to always here the word "Fukushima" in connection with the nuclear disaster.  They feel chagrined that Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) named the nuclear power plants facing the Pacific Ocean "Fukuhshima Daiichi (No.1)" and "Fukushima Daini (NO.2)." Those power plants should have been named in a different manner, so that Fukushima people do not have to suffer harmful rumors about everything associated with Fukuhsima Daiichi.

Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

If they said that they came from Fukushima Prefecture, people in the world would wonder how close to the Fukushima Daiichi plant they live. But 99% of Fukushima people live 10 km, 30 km, 60 km, and 100 km (60 miles) away from Fukushima Daiichi.

Do not make Fukushima citizens suffer from harmful rumors connected to Fukushima Daiichi.

Fukushima City

Fukushima Basin

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Joh 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
Joh 2:8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
Joh 2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
Joh 2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Joh 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.