As for whether it’s possible to swim here, it’s impossible.''
"You can see how it's like. The accumulation (of pumice) is at least around 30 centimetres. You cannot swim here. It's so thick that I feel it is life-threatening."
This Okinawa beach is filled with volcanic pumice stones
Location: Ogimi, Japan
The rocks are believed to have traveled nearly 932 miles
following a volcanic eruption off the Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Local artist ‘Moco’ wants to raise awareness about the issue
She says the stones are impacting the local fishery and tourism industries
NHK says the local government has begun a clean-up operation