I'm living in Iwakuni Japan during the academic year 2001/02. Living on base at the U.S. Marine Corp Air Station. Iwakuni is in Yamaguchi (Entrance to the mountains) prefecture. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides and the inland sea to the east. It is a nice small city with a population of 100,000. This photo is taken on my usual daily bicycle ride on the sea wall in early November.