ILC NEWS from Tohoku

-brought to you by the Tohoku ILC Promotion Council-

Here's the latest news about the local effort for the ILC in Tohoku (northeastern Japan)
Weathering the winter into spring in Morioka City

Hinamatsuri Girl’s Festival

March 3rd marks the date of “Hinamatsuri,” a Japanese holiday that celebrates the healthy growth and happiness of girls. In households with female children, the tradition is to put ornate Japanese dolls on display – these are called “hina-ningyo.”
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Welcoming the Year of the Cow

Happy Lunar New Year! In the zodiac, 2021 is the year of the cow, and since cows have made all kinds of contributions to southern Iwate, the timing is right for an in-depth look.

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The snowball tournament of Iwate’s snowiest town

Welcome to the town of Nishiwaga

Nishiwaga is a town in Iwate, with a population of 5,363 and an area of 590.74 km2, that is famous for its abundant nature, ranging from wild plants such as bracken, to wildlife, such as deer and bear. The town’s mountainous terrain makes it the perfect place for outdoor activities, including mountain climbing and SUP (stand up paddle board) on lakes.
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Hirosaki Cherry Blossom
Near the end of April every year Aomori Prefecture becomes pink with the blossoms of cherry trees. As one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites and one of Japan’s Top 100 Sights of People and Nature, the cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Park are famed as one of the best cherry blossom sights in Japan. Hirosaki Park is a home to 2600 trees with over 50 different types of cherry including Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms, Shidarezakura (Weeping Cherry), and Yaezakura (Double Layer Cherry). Over 2,000,000 visitors visit the park during the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival.

About Tohoku ILC Promotion Council

This conference, consisting of industry, academic, and government representatives, has been established to promote basic scientific research and to deepen the understanding of the International Linear Collider, as well as to research and maintain the environment during ILC installation.
That's the news for this month! As always, feel free to send us any questions about local activities for the ILC, life in the region, or about working in Japan.

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