Scenic areas of Ihatov
Scenic areas of Ihatov (イーハトーブの風景地 Īhatōbu no fūkeichi) is a cluster of landmarks in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Ihatov, derived from Iwate, is a toponym created by author Kenji Miyazawa. Spanning the municipalities of Hanamaki (Miyazawa's birthplace), Ōshū, Shizukuishi, Sumita, and Takizawa, in 2005 the landmarks were nationally designated a Place of Scenic Beauty. The Place comprises Mount Kurakake (鞍掛山), Nanatsu Forest (七つ森), Oi Forest (狼森), Tamabuchi Falls (釜淵の滝), England Coast (イギリス海岸), Gorin Pass (五輪峠), and Taneyama Plains (種山ヶ原).
- Yonechi Fumio (1995). "Geographical Study on Source and Transition of Original Place Name "Ihatov" used by Kenji Miyazawa (宮沢賢治の創作地名「イーハトーブ」の由来と変化に関する地理学的考察)". Annual report of the Faculty of Education, University of Iwate (in Japanese). 55 (2): 45–64.
- "イーハトーブの風景地". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
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