Hydrogen Sulfide

Smell of the chemical formula H2S. It smells like a rotten egg.

[Enduring the Unendurable] Ryokan Adumaya, Yunomine Onsen

Whose phrase do you think “enduring the unendurable” is?

Indeed this is from broadcast of the voice of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, at the end of World War II.

However, it is a little known fact that a Zen Buddhist, Gempo Yamamoto suggested to use this word, and the emperor as a symbol of unity of the people.

His life started from this hot spring inn.

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[Coal Mine, Nuclear Plant, and Hot Spring] Koito Ryokan, Iwaki-yumoto Onsen

Do you know the relationship between hot springs and industry?

Iwaki-shi in Fukushima prefecture has been at the mercy of the energy industry.

In ancient times, the city experienced ebb and flow of a coal mine, and today suffers from the reputational damage of the serious accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

It is no coincidence that there are great hot springs in such city.

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