From the torii of Hakozaki Shrine in the bottom right, the pine-covered sandbar winds towards the village and the coast beyond. To the left, small boats float on the Genkai Sea, while large ships sail into Hakata Bay to the right. Known as Umi-no-nakamichi, or “Path in the Middle of the Sea,” this strip of land connects Kyushu to Shika-no-shima. Today, the land has been turned into an extensive seaside leisure park. The former Chikuzen Province now belongs to western Fukuoka Prefecture.