is an island
of the Japanese archipelago
situated in the Korea Strait
between the Japanese mainland and the Korean Peninsula
. The main island of Tsushima was once a single island but was divided into two in 1671 by the Ofunakoshiseto canal and into three in 1900 by the Manzekiseto canal. These canals were driven through isthmuses in the center of the island, creating North Tsushima Island
) and South Tsushima Island
). Tsushima also incorporates over 100 smaller islands (many tiny). The name Tsushima generally refers to all the islands collectively.