Misakatouge

1994 JE1 . Discovered 1994 May 12 by A. Nakamura at Kuma.

Named for a pass, 720 meters above sea level, in the north of the town of Kuma {see planet (6255)}, where this minor planet was discovered. Because of its altitude and steepness, Misakatouge is often covered by thick snow in winter, and it suffers from heavy fog from spring to fall. Nevertheless, much traffic uses the pass, because it is a key route connceting the cities of Matsuyama and Kochi {see planet (2396)}, on the island of Shikoku {see planet (4223)}. (M 30101)

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