October 2005, Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo, Meeting Report
Very old battleship Mikasa, 1902
October 22, 2005
The Nikon Kenkyuaki held the field workshop in Yokosuka, Japan.
Yokosuka City is located in the southeast of Kanagawa Prefecture
and on the middle of the Miura Peninsula faces Tokyo Bay
on the east and Sagami Bay on the west.
Yokosuka is within 50 km from Tokyo and 20 km from Yokohama.
While situated in Tokyo Area,
Yokosuka is brimming with the wonders of nature
both along the seaside and in the mountains.
The Commemoration Ship the Mikasa
Nikon Kenkyukai members visited Mikasa Park to meet the battleship Mikasa.
The Mikasa was the flagship of Admiral Heihachiro Togo,
Commander in Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet during
the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905).
Admiral Heihachiro Togo is famous as the Japanese
who used high performance "Zeiss" binoculars first.
The Mikasa is now preserved in the Mikasa Park, Yokosuka City.
Admiral Togo's Zeiss binoculars
Rear part of the battleship Mikasa
Sarushima (Monkey) Island was a military fortress off-limits
to the general public until the end of the World War II.
It is accessible now by boat from the Mikasa Pier.
Nikon Kenkyukai members explored the remains of the fortress.
Of cource Nikon SP, S2, S, I and Nikon D2X with their hands.
Nikon is the "Best camera to travel with".
Old fortress in Sarushima island
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