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    THE LOVELY PINK COLORS ADORN THE SPRING IN THE NORTHERN COUNTRY

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    THE MOUNTAINS COME ALIVE WITH COLOR IN THE COOL FALL SEASON

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    THE WINTER SUNSHINE REFLECTS THROUGHOUT THE INFINITE SILVERY WORLD

Remains of the Jomon period

There are plenty of remains from the Jomon period in Shizukuishi. Jomon earthenware, made for daily use, with its distinctive rope pattern and Dogu (clay figures) used for prayer were excavated and saved.

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  • A Local Famous Man and His Poems

    A Local Famous Man and His Poems

    The late Kenji Miyazawa was one of the greatest and most influential writers of children's stories in Japan. He often visited Shizukuishi and Nanatsumori forest (One of seven local forests) and both the town and forest regularly appeared in his writing.

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  • Hot Springs and Mt. Iwate

    Hot Springs and Mt. Iwate

    The town of Shizukuishi is largely a basin surrounded by many mountains. Mt. Iwate is the highest mountain in Shizukushi, and is loved by the residents not only as symbol of Shizukuishi, but also as a symbol for Iwate Prefecture.

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  • What’s New

    What’s New

    The 21 buildings inside of Koiwai Farm will become important cultural assets of the nation as the "Koiwai Farm Facilities"!(2016.11.28)

    At the National Cultural Council held on October 21, 2008, 21 buildings within Koiwai Farm were designated as important cultural property of the nation and were assessed as being "important to know the developmental process of modern agriculture of Japan". In the future, it will officially be designated as a "National Important Cultural Property".
    The buildings that received the designation were 21 buildings within the farm and 9 of them were registered as national registered tangible cultural assets in 1996. Most of the buildings are still currently in use and since they located in production areas, they cannot be visited however by participating in a guided tour, they can be visited.

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