The four large major islands of Japan are
- starting from the southwest -
Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu and Hokkaido.
Asuka is on Honshu, south of Kyoto and Nara.
The large horizontal megalith at Asuka which I have uploaded to
asukahzn.gif (hzn stands for horizontal)
shows the astronomical survey of Honshu,
the largest of the large islands which make of the bulk of Japan.
On Honshu, Awonadake to the West marks Gemini and is perhaps related
to the Japanese term Futago for Gemini, i.e.
Awon-DAKE compared lexically to fu-TAGO.
East of that on Honshu is the site Yamaguchi as marking Auriga,
with the GUCHI in Yamaguchi equivalent to GYOSHA
which is "Auriga" in Japanese.
Nara, Kyoto and Asuka on Honshu mark stars at the center of Heaven,
including Cepheus and Cassiopeia.
Kanayama marks Cygnus. More on this in a coming e-mail.
Tokyo (Senso-ji, Kan-non-sama, Asukusa) marks Delphinus under
the "goose" which is found at KANAyama = linguistically GAN viz. KAN.
AKITA marks Sagittarius and indeed the ancient Japanese word for
Sagittarius was KIT, perhaps related to Japanese ITE "archer".
The horizontal megalith of Asuka (asukahzn.gif) was the first
megalith that I deciphered for Japan and it gave me the key for the
decipherment of the remainder of Japan.