Nagashima's name, where did they get that name?

Friday, February 8, 2002 11:30 AM
I take a global communications course which is Social Studies and English combined and we are doing a China/Japanese unit right now and I realized that the two cities that we bombed (Nagasaki and Heroshima (excuse the spelling)) when they are combined with the beginning of Nagasaki and the end of Heroshima, it equals Nagashima, is it some kind of a memorial park?
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Friday, February 8, 2002 11:32 AM
Interesting.  I should have asked that when I was there.  Rob, do you know?
Friday, February 8, 2002 11:42 AM
According to my friend:  Nagashima is the name of the town, and "Spa Land" refers to the natural hot springs located there. 

I only know this because I asked her about the "Spa Land" part this summer.

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Friday, February 8, 2002 11:53 AM
Makes sense.  Now that I think about it, Nagashima is the name of the city.  Heck, why couldn't the prefix Naga and the suffix shima be used together.  It is an interesting coincedence, though.
Friday, February 8, 2002 12:50 PM
I don't know anything about the Japanese language, but I don't see why there wouldn't be similarities in the way that language forms names. Look at us... how many -tons, -towns, -lands, etc. do we have?

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Friday, February 8, 2002 1:42 PM
The coincidences are just that.....coincidences.  Nagashima is the name of the town and the area (peninsula) where the park is located.  Sometimes you will see that the address of the park is Mie, but that is the prefecture that Nagashima is located within.  Cool that you thought it out so much to think that it might be a memorial park, but is isn't.  Not only that, but it is at least 9 hours away from Hiroshima by train, so to have a memorial there would be more than a bit puzzling....:)
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Friday, February 8, 2002 1:45 PM
Oh, and Spaland is the name of the park's waterpark.  There might very well be natural hotsprings there, but the park has a huge waterpark (loaded with salt water, I might add), and that is why it is named as such.
Friday, February 8, 2002 4:21 PM
Rob, I didn't go to the waterpark at Nagashima (I couldn't leave White Cyclone and SD2K)
Are you saying they use saltwater in the slides!???  (That was an IMPRESSIVE looking waterpark!)

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Friday, February 8, 2002 4:58 PM
Yes, saltwater in everything!!!  Yuck...  The day I was there, it was very rainy, so I spent the majority of the day in the water, and I can say that their speed slides are the most terrifying I have ever been on.  I nearly drowned.  Seriously.
Friday, February 8, 2002 5:00 PM
YUCK!  However, it sounds like they are great slides.  I'm sorry I didn't go on any.  (I just couldn't tear myself away from that darn White Cyclone!  ...and SD2K)
Saturday, February 9, 2002 11:50 AM

Stop that lol. , you are making me jelous lol... i so want to goto japan but at 16 its slighlty hard. Maybe in 2004 hey? lol..........


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