G.K Chesterton once said that "The traveler sees what he sees BUT the tourist sees what he has come to see". Previously, I do travel a lot around Europe but during my traveling journey in Europe I don't simply stopped by at any place but I just travel according to the sightseeing spot advised by the travel adviser. Maybe due to the fact that I used to travel with public transport, thus it is difficult to make a pit stop as you wish.
Recently, during our family Golden Week's trip ; we ACCIDENTALLY found a nice place called Akasaki Port on our way to visit Tottori. When I saw the place, I immediately requested hubby to stop the car and spent some time to enjoy the breathtaking view there.
+- seashells at the entrance to the park -+
There's few statues called Dol-Haruebang at the park nearby to the Roadside Station(Michinoeki) Port Akasaki at Kotoura Town. Btw, Dol-harubang here means a large mushroom-like statues. They are considered to be gods offering both protection and fertility and were placed outside of gates for protection against demons traveling between realities. Dol hareubangs, also called tol harubangs, hareubangs, harubangs *sekali baca bunyi nya macam haru bang oiiiii eheh*.
+- ni bukan harubang tapi harudik sbb size dia kecik sikit *sama tinggi dengan SN je* -+
+- harubang ni lagi tinggi dari hubby, maybe around 2m la kot patung ni -+
The dol hareubangs are said to had been carved from volcanic rock and range in size up to 3m high. The statues' faces feature grinning expressions and bulging eyes without pupils, a long, broad nose, and slight smile and their hands rest on their bellies, one slightly above the other. In sets of two, one will have a higher left hand and the other a higher right hand. The hat is commonly referred to as phallic or mushroom-like.
+- ini bukan pose sakit perut, tapi pose tiru harubang. tengok laki I menjiwai watak sungguh..siap pejam mata dan buat bibir terjuih lagi -+
There's also wind turbine made out of rock at the park. Despite it is made of rock, it can spin better than those modern high tech wind turbine...how cool is that? Check out this video that I shoot while the 'rock' fan was moving.
This place is also known as the Japan-Korea friendly exchanges park : "Hill of Wind". I'm not sure whether the fan section of the rock wind turbine is really made out of rock as I can't touch it since it's quite tall but I still found this amazing. I guess because this park is situated next to the sea, it is a good location to place wind turbines as we can see at the seashore along the roadside from the city to Tottori.
+- left pic: rock wind turbine size besar. right pic : rock wind turbine size kecik -+
+- mommy dengan SN pantang nampak kamera, terus pose gedik -+
Besides those haruebangs and rock wind turbine, there's also small temple at the park. SN asked me "what's the purpose of the hanging wood there?". So I showed him how to move the hanging wood and hit the giant bell. I'm not sure whether it is allowed or not to do so..but I had to do what a mom had to do that is to answer every single questions that come out form her son's mouth...That's why its tiring to be mom these days, kids are getting genius and they'll ask all sort of questions that you don't even have the answer. So, the best way is to pretend like mommy-knows-everything...and answered all questions arises confidently *walaupun sebenarnya main bantai je bagi jawapan* .
+- meh kita tengok apa yang ada dalam ni -+
+- tolak kayu ni bagi berdengung bell itu -+
Last pose at the Roadside Station(Michinoeki) Port Akasaki is with the carved stone that has some written explanations on it. We couldn't really read Japanese characters that we are not familiar with, so we skipped the reading parts and just strike a pose with it; pretending that this stones is as famous as the Stonehenge eheh.
+- anak dengan bapak posing sepesen -+
It's unbelievable to know that there are lots of things that awaits to fascinate us while we travel. All these traveling things that we have experienced has make us realize that there's so much more to explore in this world.
Psssttt : Subhanallah, Masya Allah...Allah is the greatest of all. Thank you Allah for this opportunity; please guide us to be your thankful servant.
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