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It has been called “Kamiyodo Haiji” meaning of unnamed temple at Kamiyodo. The excavation investigation started in February 1991, and the oldest Buddhism paintings were uncovered in May. The paintings were portrayed on inside wall of a Mahaviral Hall by natural colors. It is believed that the Buddha folklore and natural landscapes have been painted. Approximately, 4,300 items are unearthed include 1,300 items of paintings, about 1,900 of Buddhism statues, and about 1,800 boxes of tiles.
Thereafter, soon the story became popular and some theories say that Yonago was named in honor of eighty-eight. Although the shrine has been honored as Kamo kotai myojin, the shrine reformation in 1868 changed its name to Kamo shrine, and then it enshrined Inarijinja Tenmangu in 1961. After that, it renamed to Kamonojinja Tenmangu.
Cruising around a quaint downtown Yonago, once flourished as merchant city. Departing from Shirakabe warehouses near the Tenjin bridge on Kamogawa, cruise ship is heading Nakaumi while enjoying views of the old downtown area. Wide view suddenly opens up from here, dynamic voyage starts while looking at horizon.
Mukibanda Yayoi remains (妻木晩田遺跡, Mukibanda-iseki) are the largest Yayoi period remains in Japan. The Mukibanda site is located in the low foothills of Mount Daisen in the cities of Daisen and Yonago, Tottori Prefecture. The Mukibanda site was designated a Monument of Japan in 1999.
Facing the Sea of Japan, Yonago city is located in the western part of Tottori prefecture in the San-in region. San-in has the smallest population in Japan, which adds to its peacefulness. Yonago also includes Mt. Daisen, which is a great tourist spot known for its natural beauty throughout the year. Thanks to the abundant nature, visitors will enjoy both fresh seafood and vegetables in Yonago.
Yonago city and Sea of Japan is on the north, blue Nakaumi is on the west, and spectacular view of Daisen is on the east. Clear sunny day, Oki Island can be also observed across the Sea of Japan, the food of Shiroyama, locals love this place as much as Minatoyama park.
Yonago City Museum of Art (米子市美術館, Yonago-shi Bijutsukan) is a municipal art gallery in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture (Japan) that opened in 1983. The gallery has a permanent collection of paintings and photographs; the latter is particularly strong for the photographers Teikō Shiotani and Shōji Ueda. It also hosts special exhibitions.