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Hokuryu Sunflower Festival 2022: Cultural Adventure

Hokuryu Sunflower Festival 2022 Hokkaido is known for its beautiful nature. Even for the Japanese, Hokkaido is considered the best place to visit when it comes to nature. The prefecture is known for its powdery snow, fresh delicious fruits, and vegetables, and its vast flower gardens. Hokuryu Sunflower Festival 2022 Speaking of flower gardens, the town of Hokuryu in the Sorachi Subprefecture is popularly known for its sunflower village. The Hokuryu Sunflower Village currently has a total land area of 23.1 hectares. From mid-July until mid-August each year, it holds the Hokuryu Sunflower Festival . During the festival, there might be 1.5 to 2 million sunflowers on the field. Sunflower cultivars produced here include hybrid Sunflower, Spring Rinzo, Summer Rinzo, and Hana Rinzo. Team Nicerio attends the Hokuryu Sunflower Festival 2022 Himawari soft cream Hokkaido's Hokuryu Sunflower Festival continues to be a popular summer event. It has a sunflower labyrinth, the Himawari-go sigh

Mashike Fireworks Festival 2022: Cultural Adventure

Summer is a very festive season here in Japan . Most, if not all, towns and cities have their own Hanabi or fireworks festival. Mashike Town Tourist Port Fireworks Festival 2022 Last July 30, 2022 , my family and I attended our first fireworks festival here in Hokkaido. Together with our very close friend Teacher Kanda the Rumoi elementary school ALT, we drove to the port of the town of Mashike to watch the Mashike Town Noryo Fireworks Festival or Mashike Town Tourist Port Fireworks Festival . Mashike Town Tourist Port Fireworks Festival Details Originally, food and drinks were allowed during the Mashike Town Tourist Port Fireworks Festival . There were even years when there were beer parties. However, due to the current COVID pandemic prevention guidelines, eating, and drinking was prohibited and of course, social distancing was required. Mashike Town Noryo Fireworks Festival - Mashike Town, Hokkaido Prefecture There were hundreds of people that came to see the Mashike Fireworks Fe

Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 39

Weekend 39: July 30 - 31, 2022 Day 271: July 30, 2022 Saturday - Mashike Town Noryu Fireworks Festival It's a beautiful sunny Saturday morning. It's perfect because later at night we will head to Mashike to watch the Mashike Town Noryu Firework Festival .  Off to Teacher Kanda’s house We are very thankful to Teacher Kanda because she invited us to come with her for this trip. It won't be possible for us to witness it as we can't use our car yet and there won't be any more buses that can bring us back home after the festival if we chose to commute to the location. Snacks at Teacher Kanda's place Obira Summer Orange In the afternoon, my family and I went to Teacher Kanda's place for an early dinner bonding with Ikuko-san and the Rumoi Elementary ALT. Ikuko-san brought a watermelon grown in the town of Obira. It was called Obira Summer Orange . The name came from the unique orange color of its flesh which tastes very sweet.  Off to Mashike We left Teacher Kan

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