Life in Fukushima
On some fine day
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.
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.
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 has been improving.
What is your image of Fukushima?
Some people may imagine Fukushima negatively because of our 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.
Here, we would like to introduce daily scenes of Fukushima six years since the disaster.
Please enjoy these various dimensions of present-day Fukushima.
A bigger image can be seen by clicking on any photo.
Welcome to Fukishima
Kibitan, Fukushima Prefecture’s mascot since 1995, welcomes you to various places.
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.
In Aizu, there is a castle called Aizu-jo, and the contrast of the castle and cherry blossoms is fantastic.
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).
Here are some foods you can enjoy here.