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At the southern part of the island, Habu Port was formed through a crater lake that was connected to the ocean by a great tsunami and later cut to create the current bay. In the early Showa period (1926-1989), the port became very prosperous as an intermediate/relay harbor for deep-sea fishing. That prosperity was also noted in the novel “The Dancing Girl of Izu” by Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata. In 1935, the hit song “Habu no Minato” (“Habu Port”) made the area very popular as a tourist destination. The flow of tourists continues even today with attractions like the Kyojin no Marutei archaeological site, the Dancing Girl Village museum, and parts of the town evoking memories of the past.