The Megaliths of Mt Senge, Nakatsugawa City – 3 — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

Fall equinox sunset over Mt. Kasagi, as seen from Mt. Senge, October 2, 2021, 17:04 Slit megalith at foot of Mt. Senge This is a report by S. Tokuda on another slit megalith on Mt. Senge. On October 1st of this year 2022, S. Tokuda and K. Sugisaka headed to Mt. Senge for observation photography. […]

The Megaliths of Mt Senge, Nakatsugawa City – 3 — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

2022 Autumn Equinox at the Iwaya-Iwakage Grouping – Part 2 — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

We continue reporting on the solar observations of 2022.09.24, the day after the autumn equinox in Japan. This shot was taken by Ms Chika at time 09:18. It shows that Ms. Shiho Tokuda has just placed next to the oval spotlight the stone template tool made by the Jomon astronomers. Notice how closely the spotlight […]

2022 Autumn Equinox at the Iwaya-Iwakage Grouping – Part 2 — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

2022 Autumn Equinox at the Iwaya-Iwakage Grouping — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

The first spot of light appeared around 09:03 am. This photo was taken at 09:05 am. A typhoon and heavy rains accompanied autumn equinox in Japan this year, on September 23. Fortunately, the 24th was a sunny day and observations could be made in the Iwaya-Iwakage grouping. These photos were kindly shared by Ms Chika. […]

2022 Autumn Equinox at the Iwaya-Iwakage Grouping — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

Circles of Stone: New exhibition at Stonehenge probes Japan’s prehistoric cultures — Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

An exhibition opened at Stonehenge on Friday, showing the remarkable similarities between prehistoric cultures in Britain and Japan. The exhibition features over 80 Japanese artifacts, none of which have been displayed in Britain before, including a 5,000-year-old Jomon Flame Pot, according to English Heritage, the body which cares for Stonehenge. Miyao Toru, the curator at […]

Circles of Stone: New exhibition at Stonehenge probes Japan’s prehistoric cultures — Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

2022 Spring at the Kanayama Megaliths — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

2022 April 7 Sakura in bloom at the megaliths. The building to the right is the simulator. The megalith beyond it is the North Star-viewing stone. Photo by Shiho Tokuda. Sakura Blossoms Spring has arrived at the Kanayama Megaliths! The sakura were in full bloom on April 7, and have dropped by this time. The […]

2022 Spring at the Kanayama Megaliths — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

Calendar: 4. Global Solar Calendar — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

Kanayama Megaliths Solar Calendar, a global solar calendar. Art by Shiho Tokuda. Kanayama Megaliths Solar Calendar The solar calendar of the Kanayama Megaliths is depicted here. We will also call it the Six-Seasons Global Calendar. Winter solstice 12/22 is at the bottom. In the three previous posts, we have explained how this calendar is constructed […]

Calendar: 4. Global Solar Calendar — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

2022 Spring Equinox — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

Setting sun on March 20, 2022 at 16:57. All photos by Ms Chika. Spring Equinox Setting Sun Spring equinox occurred in Japan on March 21, 2022. Ms Chika was in Kanayama the day before to capture the sun setting in the west between the boulders of Iwaya-Iwakage, as shown above. Spotlight in Iwaya-Iwakage The spotlight […]

2022 Spring Equinox — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

The secrets of ancient Japanese tombs revealed thanks to satellite images; EurekAlert — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Ministry of Territory, Infrastructure, Transport And Tourism. The secrets of ancient Japanese tombs revealed by a research group of Politecnico di Milano thanks to satellite images. The results show that these tombs are oriented towards the arc of the rising sun, the Goddess Amaterasu that the Japanese emperors linked to the mythical origin of […]

The secrets of ancient Japanese tombs revealed thanks to satellite images; EurekAlert — All About World Heritage Sites

Winter Solstice 2021 Greetings from Kanayama Megaliths — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths


Big Dipper in winter as seen from North-Star Viewing Stone. Photo 90-second exposure by K. Sugisaka on 2021.12.23 at 4:26 am. Polaris, our current North Star is seen as the brightest star on the bottom left.* Our Kanayama Megaliths Friends Our friends at the Kanayama Megaliths, Kazuo Sugisaka and Ms Chika-san have sent their winter […]WINTER SOLSTICE 2021 GREETINGS FROM KANAYAMA MEGALITHS — IWAYA-IWAKAGE OF KANAYAMA MEGALITHS



Big Dipper in winter as seen from North-Star Viewing Stone. Photo 90-second exposure by K. Sugisaka on 2021.12.23 at 4:26 am. Polaris, our current North Star is seen as the brightest star on the bottom left.* Our Kanayama Megaliths Friends Our friends at the Kanayama Megaliths, Kazuo Sugisaka and Ms Chika-san have sent their winter […]

Winter Solstice 2021 Greetings from Kanayama Megaliths — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

Autumn Color at the Megaliths — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths

Yellow momiji in front of Iwaya-Iwakage Shiho Tokuda has posted photos of kouyou autumn foliage at the Kanayama Megaliths on her blog. She has kindly permitted us to view some of them here. Above is a yellow momiji, Acer palmatum, known as the Japanese maple. The momiji also turns a bright orange, as seen below. […]

Autumn Color at the Megaliths — Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths