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is the hobby of picking up and collecting objects that have washed in
with the tide. It involves walking along the shore, making a
collection of any things of interest that are found, researching
where they originally came from, making decorations or objects with
them : there are various ways of doing it, depending on the person.
There are shells and coral to be found of course , as well as
driftwood and pieces of glass or rock that have taken on strange
shapes as they rolled around in the oceans ; there are a host of
treasures to be found on the beachline with mysterious countries of
not only about picking up interesting objects, it also involves
cleaning up the beaches by picking up garbage as well ; in some local
areas there are cleaning events tied in with beachcombing.
September in Japan, this is the season of typhoons. When you take a
look at the beaches after a typhoon has gone past... there are
various objects to be found lying around. How about going and looking
for your very own piece of treasure ?