Photos of Japan
5 imagesShirasaki is famous for the limestone formation of a cape since the early period in Japan. The cape sticks out into the ocean. It is located on the Ki-i Peninsula in Wakayama-ken, Japan. There is a poem, a Waka, read at this site, making a farewell to the place as an anonymous poet promises to return on a big boat and ask the cape to remain beautiful. Since this Manyo period, Shirasaki has been admired for its beauty for centuries. Tomoko Yamamto set this ancient text to a song of solo voice with piano accompaniment, which she sings as part of her multimedia concert, titled "Water Songs and Water Lndscapes."