Hello, my name is Anna. This blog is about all the beautiful islands around the world.

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I must admit that when I think of Japan, what comes to my mind are most often the large modern cities like Tokyo, or ancient temples, rather than empty sandy beaches. This next card however, shows the diversity of the Japanese landscape, and proves that this island country is not only about busy city life.

Tia, who sent this card, lives in Amami Ōshima, the largest island of the Amami archipelago, about 360km south from Kyūshū. The island's biggest treasure is its rich nature. About 95% of the island is covered in forest, including large areas of mangrove trees. Rare bird species draw bird-watchers to the island, and crystal clear waters attract divers.

Amami is also worth visiting if you're interested in textiles, as it is where Oshima Tsumugi, a special woven silk fabric, is produced, using traditional techniques and natural dyes from local flowers and plants.

Thank you so much Tia for this beautiful card!

map source

Amami Ōshima

in the Kagoshima Prefecture
biggest town
postcard sent
distance travelled
sent from
Naze, Amami

source: Ippei & Janine Naoi
source: Ippei & Janine Naoi


  1. Jako fanka Japonii jestem zachwycona tą pocztówką :) Szukałam kiedyś kogoś, kto miałby właśnie podobną kartkę, prezentującą jakąś japońską wysepkę, ale niestety nie udało mi się nikogo znaleźć. Zazdroszczę tak pięknej kartki! :)



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