Matsushima Bay April 25, 2011 In Japan the epicenter of last month’s earthquake was located just off Matsushima Bay. Its pine-covered islands are considered one of Japan’s scenic treasures. The tsunami destroyed nearby cities, but amazingly Matsushima was spared. (via NPR) To see more, try a search for Matsushima Bay. Photos from the woodstove, mrlederhosen, OrigamiKid, Jeff Epp, bobov, davidcampbellphotography, Mark Liddell, Dannie Tj, and boydbrooks999.