The strait is said to have been excavated by Kiyomori Tatra (1118a1181), head of the Taira clan. ... The Kitan Strait separates the island from the mainland of Honshu on the E, while the Naruto Strait separates it from Shikoku on the W side.
|Title||:||The New Official Guide: Japan|
|Author||:||Nihon Kōtsū Kōsha|