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Spring Has Finally Come to Rishiri-to

Monday, May 23rd, 2011



Spring has finally come to Rishiri-to.  The Chishima Cherries have opened in the front garden of the Rishiri Museum, however, the air is cool – as usual.  That’s a typical spring in Rishiri.

~photo by Eiji Nishiya

Seal on the Rocks

Monday, February 28th, 2011







I spied a spotted seal “sunbathing” on the rocks.

As I approached he asked, “Can I help you?”

“It’s really cold, isn’t it?” asked I.

“Not for me,” he answered as he slid into the icy sea.


photo and 'poem' by Eiji Nishiya, FOM, Rishiri Island

Winter on Rishiri-to

Monday, January 17th, 2011

November surf on Rishirito

Winter surf on Rishiri-to. Looks pretty cold, doesn’t it?      Photo courtesy of  Eiji Nishiya, Curator Rishiri Museum

The latitude of Rishiri Island is 45.15 degrees north — Ft. Vancouver is 45.30 degrees north [a coincidence, certainly, but an interesting bit of trivia nonetheless].   Many thanks to Mr. Eiji Nishiya, curator of the Rishiri Museum and Secretary of FOM Japan – and most excellent photographer! – for his many contributions to our web pages.



I watched a giant white-tailed eagle return
to the same place she’s been coming in recent years …
I wonder what she’s looking at from that high perch?

~Eiji Nishiya