Our daily life (July 2017)

 

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A water lily reminiscent of Claude Monet’s art blooms vividly in Fukushima and rice planted in May has been growing very well. They await more blessed rain, soon to come.

Our daily life (June 2017)

 

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The left side picture is Mt. Azuma, whose peak is still covered with snow. What a beautiful contrast it is with the dark green forest in the foreground. On the same fine day, farmers were working hard in their fields, wishing for a fruitful harvest in Fukushima.

Our daily life (May 2017)

 

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Rice was planted in May. After harvest, Fukushima rice is screened for radioactivity to keep contaminated products off the market. Since 2015, all rice has passed screening, and the market price for our agricultural products is improving.

Cherry blossoms season

 

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Cherry blossoms are everyone’s passion. Weather reports in the spring include progress of the cherry blossom “front” as it sweeps across Japan.
As Fukushima is located about 200 km north of Tokyo, we enjoy cherry blossoms a little later, usually from early- to mid-April.

In Miharu Town of Fukushima, there is famous Mihara-taki-zakura or Miharu waterfall cherry tree, more than 1000 years old.

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Local Cuisine

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Fukushima is prosperous in the production of fruits, vegetables (including wild mountain vegetables for tempura) and grains such as rice and buckwheat (for soba noodles).