An eruption a day keeps the geologist at bay.

This volcano doesn’t have to fish for compliments. It knows that it represents one of the 16 Decade Volcanoes on Earth. Most of the times, it is a big friendly giant. Huffing and puffing but not blowing your house down. A hiccup in the morning followed by a fart in the evening. Very civilized, one might be inclined to say. Considering the gifts of nature offered, the inhabitants of the infamous Cherry Blossom Island graciously oversee the serious outbursts every other century.

Sakurajima-Kinkowan Geo Park looks like the land of milk and honey. You will find chocolate-chunk lava, ash-dried fish, and mineral-rich onsen. Locals have been cherishing this produce for generations. Visitors are amazed by the eyecatchers accessible. On the bottom line, it pays off to live a life in mutual correspondence. The perpetual cycle behind has been existing for thousands of years.

Not only people should have fitness tracking: to enjoy a relatively risk-free life so close to this volcano, it’s health is being monitored constantly these days. With the evolvement of Big Data future generations will have even more immediate clarity about the volcano’s state. One thing will never change though: the children going to school wearing yellow helmets. As long as they keep them on, Sakurajima will not be up to any mischief.


This post is part of a series of the Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park.


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