The word of Nihon-Sankei comes from the line “Being three places rare views” in “Nihonkoku Jiseki-kou”(Notes on Things and Traces in Japan Country), written by Hayashi Shunsai in earlier Edo period.
Since then, Matsushima, Amanohashidate, and Miyajima are said to be the most famous three sights in Japan.
July the 21st is the day of Nihon-Sankei, the birthday of Hayashi Shunsai in 1618.
Japan is surrounded by various seas, and the seas near the sights are as well: Matsusima in Tohoku as Pacific Ocean, Amanohashidate in Kinki as Japan Sea, and Miyajima in Chugoku as Seto Inland Sea.
Views and atmosphere are different each other, and also fish and shellfish.
Cruising three sights are also cruising three seas.
The largest ocean in the world has the great horizon.
We can enjoy in Matsusima this horizon and hundreds of small islands at the same time.
Inland bay Matsushima, Asari, Anago, or Kaki are famous.
Surround the bay, many fishery ports in Tohoku are there, and a lot of fresh fish also.
Japan Sea is imaged as wild waves and heavy snowstorm.
A lot of water carry rich mineral and nutrient from mountains to grow fish and crops.
Fish from cold water and wild waves have rich fat and firm body.
The representative food of Japan Sea would be Matsuba-gani in winter, and Iwa-gaki in summer is large and tasteful.
Word “Naikai(inland sea)” is said to be imported from western by translation with image of calm sea, but word “Seto(narrow channel)” was original Japanese, warning fast and dangerous tide flow, those are both Seto-Naikai.
Rich nutrient from Chugoku Mountains and fast tide grow fish plump and tasty.
Kaki, Anago, and Koiwashi cuisines are famous and special.