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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

  • Apology

    An inappropriate expression was in the website of our town and we have corrected the corresponding part.

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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

    Let's Go to a Craft Fair! (2018.8.6)

    Shizukuishi of course has them but Iwate also has many handmade workshops and ceramics, lacquerware and others! These kinds of workshops have gathered in great numbers in the forest near Koiwai Farm, not only from inside the prefecture but also from the outside to hold a craft fair. Why not find a different kind of souvenir from your trip from creations conceived by an artist? There are cafes and other food trucks.

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