POWER of SAKURAJIMA ERUPTION
This is the shrine gate of the Kurokami Shrine.
In 1941, Mr. Sakurajima erupted enormously.
As a result, Sakura Island was connected to Osumi Peninsura.
As many as 687 houses were all buried by ash.
This shrine gate was 3 meters high before the eruption
But most part of it was buried by ash as a result of the eruption.
The gate was kept buried so that future people will know the great severity of the eruption of Sakurajima.
PLACES of SHRINE GATE
0.5 hour from Sakurajima Port by a car.
There is a free parking lot for cars.
This shrine is located near KUROKAMI Junior High School.