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Ojima Island is a pea shaped small island of 40 meters wide and 200 meters long. The island used to be the spiritual training area for Bhuddist monks. There used to have about 100 caves used for the training. Also the island has stone monuments for Haiku poet Basho and Raiken, the Bhuddist monk. It is said the name of Matsushima originally derived from this island.