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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 Original! Shizukuishi Light Truck Market (2017.4.24)

    This is the Shizukuishi Town Morning Market where the producers pack light trucks with goods and sell fresh produce, fruits, crafts, etc., at the Shizukuishi Yoshare Street Shopping District "Hokousha Tengoku (Pedestrian Heaven, where roads are closed off for events)". Every month on the first Sunday (in principle), it is crowded with many people. Every time at the venue of the Light Truck Market, innovative events are held. This year the events will also be held 7 times from May until November.

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