Kabira Bay

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Kabira Bay
川平湾
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Kabira Bay
Coordinates 24°26′46″N 124°8′25″E / 24.44611°N 124.14028°E / 24.44611; 124.14028Coordinates: 24°26′46″N 124°8′25″E / 24.44611°N 124.14028°E / 24.44611; 124.14028
Basin countries Japan
Islands Ishigaki
Settlements Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture

Kabira Bay (川平湾 Kabira wan?) is located on the north coast of Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Renowned for its white sands, turquoise waters and dense vegetation, the bay forms part of the Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park.[1] Alongside Mount Omoto it has been designated a Place of Scenic Beauty.[2] Black pearls are cultured in the bay.[3]

Kabira Village is located near the bay. Its traditional culture was studied by American anthropologists in 1950-52.[4]

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  1. ^ "Introducing places of interest: Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park (Ishigakijima)". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "川平湾及び於茂登岳". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Bamforth, Chris (23 December 2005). "A slow dive into Ishigakijima". The Japan Times. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Allan H. Smith (Apr 19, 1960), "The Culture of Kabira, Southern Ryūkyū Islands", Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 104 (2): 134–171  JSTOR 985656