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 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 Miharu-taki-zakura or Miharu waterfall cherry tree, more than 1000 years old.
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).