I only have a couple of Gotochi Cards for you today. The subjects of today's Linky Blog Party are Lighthouses. I was only able to find three Gotochi cards for today, but will only show off two shaped cards and a bonus.
The first isn't exactly a lighthouse, but it looks a lot like one! It symbolizes a lighthouse to the landlocked city of Kyoto. I have been to Kyoto and was probably very close to this tower, but I don't remember it at all.
Here is the website of The Kyoto Tower. The building includes a hotel, restaurants and even a public bath.
The second Gotochi card shows a lighthouse, but it is in the background of the card. If we ever feature trains on postcards, I will probably post this card again! The card represents the Choshi Electric Railway Line, a 6.4 km railway line. It was popular at one time with people who wanted to watch the first sunrise of the year along the coast. I believe that the lighthouse in the card is the Inubosaki Lighthouse, which was designed and built by Richard Henry Brunton, a Scottish Civil Engineer.
For a more local view of a lighthouse I present this one...
This is a picture of a lighthouse in the next city, Sakata. It is still a working port and there are often ships from other parts of the world visiting. I believe that this isn't a "real" lighthouse, it is a tourist attraction in Hiyoriyama Park.
Thank you for joining me for this look at lighthouses. I'm from a completely landlocked area of the world, so lighthouses are not a thing that I am very familiar with. They are fascinating though. Please feel free to visit the other members of the Linky Blog Party. Until next time!