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    THE UNISON OF THE LOVELY PINK COLORS ADORN THE SPRING IN THE NORTH.

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    THE MOUNTAINS DRAPED IN THE GLIMMER OF THE AUTUMN'S END.

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    THE INFINITE SNOWSCAPE GLISTENED BY THE SUNLIGHT

  • 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 adorned with rope patterns, and earthen figures which were said to be of religious importance, were excavated from these remains.

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  • A famous local and his Poem

    A famous local and his Poem

    Kenji Miyazawa, a famous fairy-tale writer and the representative of Japanese literature, often visited Shizukuishi and introduced this place in some of his works. One of the introduction of Shizukuishi is Nanatsu Mori (seven forests). There are seven forests in Nanatsu Mori but one in particular has rocks that have unique composition. Kenji was captivated by those rocks and he often visited the forest to collect some rocks.

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  • Onsen and Mt. Iwate

    Onsen and Mt. Iwate

    Shizukuishi is surrounded by many mountains which form a basin. Mt. Iwate, with its highest altitude, as well as Shizukuishi are highly regarded by local people as Iwate prefecture's symbolic mountain.

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  • What’s New

    What’s New

    Nights Colored by Illumination(2018.10.30)

    Shizukuishi will be colored with illumination this year also. Why not visit 2 differently charming illuminations on a clear winter night? It would be enjoyable with your family, your special someone and of course, also just with your friends.

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