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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

    Shizukuishi River Garden (2017.3.27)

    It is famous for the rows of the 150 Somei-yoshino (Prunus × yedoensis) cherry blossom trees planted on the banks of the Shizukuishi River. Prior to the completion of the Gosho Dam 35 years ago, they were planted with the goal of becoming a place famous for cherry blossoms in the future. If you go up the embankment, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms at almost eye level and taking a walk while viewing the rows of cherry blossom trees is also enjoyable. During cherry blossom season, about 150 Koinobori (carp windsocks) are also displayed.

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