Japan waterspout in Wakayama Prefecture filmed from air
14 November 2012 Last updated at 19:37 GMT
Rare aerial footage from Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV has captured a large waterspout over the ocean in Wakayama Prefecture.
The waterspout lasted for about 10 minutes, but never became a tornado, disintegrating before touching land.
Further footage on Wednesday captured a funnel cloud in Ishikawa Prefecture, after a hail storm and lightning hit the town.