G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima :History and sightseeing spot of Toba City

Shima District-G7 Japan Venue
①History and sightseeing spot of Shima City
②History and sightseeing spot of Toba City
③ Mikimoto Kokichi & Mikimoto Pearl Island
④Toba Aquarium
⑤Toba Sea-Folk Museum

【Video】History and sightseeing spot of Toba City

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History

Toba City is located in Shima Peninsula, and the whole city area is specified as Ise-Shima National Park. The seashore is a rias coastline and is nationally known as a scenic tourist resort. The Toba harbor was known as a natural right harbor from ancient times. Since Kuki Yoshitaka who was a local clan of this area in the second half of the 16th century distinguished himself in battle as a subordinate of Oda Nobunaga, he was able to become a feudal lord of Shima Province. Yoshitaka built the Toba castle on the slightly elevated hill facing the sea in 1594. This castle is a natural fort and became the headquarters of Kuki suigun navy.

The Toyotomi army and the Tokugawa army were fought in Sekigahara in Gifu Prefecture in 1600. Kuki Yoshitaka joined the Toyotomi army and Moritaka(Yoshitaka's second son) fought with the father as a general of the Tokugawa army. By defeat of the Toyotomi army, Yoshitaka committed hara-kiri.

In 1603, Toba Domain was established by Tokugawa shogunate and Kuki Moritaka became the first lord of Toba Domain. However, since succession dispute happened when Moritaka passed away, Tokugawa shogunate changed the territory of the Kuki family into two inland. Since the Edo Shogunate determined national isolation, the necessity for suigun navy was also lost and Kuki suigun navy disappeared.

Toba way is the highway which leads to the Inner Shrine of Ise via Toba City from Kaminogo, Isobe-cho, Shima City. Hirono family was the millionaire who enacted a village headman in feudal Japan of Toba at the Edo period(1603-1868).

Sightseeing Spot

Mikimoto Pearl Island in the west of the ruins of Toba castle had been called "Ojima" till 1951. Mikimoto Kokichi succeeded in the experiment of pearl culture for the first time in the world on this island. Now, this island does business as sightseeing and educational establishment with Pearl Museum or Mikimoto Kokichi Memorial Hall.Moreover, woman dives is performing diving operation before the spectator uniquely in Japan.

Toba Aquarium is an aquarium with most breeding kinds in Japan. This aquarium is breeding a dugong uniquely in Japan, and a sea otter(rakko), finless porpoise, etc. have won popularity. Moreover, the show of a sea lion and a walrus is held every day.

Toba Sea-Folk Museum is located at the southern part of Toba City, and is exhibiting many materials about relation by man and the sea.

Ishigam Shrine is put on the precincts of of Shinmei Shrine in Osatsu-cho, Toba City. Ishigam is called goddess which fulfills a wish of a woman. Since it was introduced by the mass media, many female worshippers are visiting.

Photo

  • Toba Port & The ruins of Toba Castle

    Toba Port & The ruins of Toba Castle

  • The ruins of Toba Castle

    The ruins of Toba Castle

  • The ruins of Toba Castle

    The ruins of Toba Castle

  • The scale model of Toba Castle

    The scale model of Toba Castle

  • The scale model of Toba Castle

    The scale model of Toba Castle

  • The statue of Kuki Yoshitaka

    The statue of Kuki Yoshitaka

  • Joanji Temple

    Joanji Temple

  • Kuki Family's Gravestones

    Kuki Family's Gravestones

  • Toba Way(Shima City~Ise City)

    Toba Way(Shima City~Ise City)

  • The remains of the red-light district

    The remains of the red-light district

  • Former  Hirono Family's residence

    Former Hirono Family's residence

  • Former  Hirono Family's residence

    Former Hirono Family's residence

  • Mikimoto Pearl Island

    Mikimoto Pearl Island

  • The statue of Mikimoto Kokichi

    The statue of Mikimoto Kokichi

  • Pearl Museum

    Pearl Museum

  •  Akoya pearl Oyster

    Akoya pearl Oyster

  • Natural Pearls

    Natural Pearls

  • Cultured pearls

    Cultured pearls

  • Mikimoto Kokichi Memorial-Hall

    Mikimoto Kokichi Memorial-Hall

  • Mikimoto Kokichi Memorial-Hall

    Mikimoto Kokichi Memorial-Hall

  • Diving demonstration by Ama

    Diving demonstration by Ama

  • Toba Aquarium

    Toba Aquarium

  • The sea of Ise-Shima(Toba Aquarium)

    The sea of Ise-Shima(Toba Aquarium)

  • The sea of Ise-Shima(Toba Aquarium)

    The sea of Ise-Shima(Toba Aquarium)

  • The ancient sea(Toba Aquarium)

    The ancient sea(Toba Aquarium)

  • Dugong(The mermaid's sea)

    Dugong(The mermaid's sea)

  • Dugong(The mermaid's sea)

    Dugong(The mermaid's sea)

  • Sea otter(The sea of the polar regions)

    Sea otter(The sea of the polar regions)

  • Performance stadium

    Performance stadium

  • Show of a sea lion

    Show of a sea lion

  • Show of a walrus

    Show of a walrus

  • TOBA SEA_FOLK museum(A building)

    TOBA SEA_FOLK museum(A building)

  • TOBA SEA_FOLK museum(A building)

    TOBA SEA_FOLK museum(A building)

  • Sea-Folk's Faith and Festival

    Sea-Folk's Faith and Festival

  •  TOBA SEA_FOLK museum(B building)

    TOBA SEA_FOLK museum(B building)

  •  TOBA SEA_FOLK museum(B building)

    TOBA SEA_FOLK museum(B building)

  • Ama Diver of Shima

    Ama Diver of Shima

  • Woodenboat and Navigation

    Woodenboat and Navigation

  • The storehouse

    The storehouse

  • Osatsu Ama Culture Museum

    Osatsu Ama Culture Museum

  • The entrance path to Shinmei shrine

    The entrance path to Shinmei shrine

  •  Shinmei shrine

    Shinmei shrine

  •  Shinmei shrine

    Shinmei shrine

  •  Shinmei shrine

    Shinmei shrine

  •  Ishigami-san(Goddess)

    Ishigami-san(Goddess)

  •  Ishigami-san(Goddess)

    Ishigami-san(Goddess)

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