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Volume 92 - September 15. 2015

ID番号 N39772 更新日 平成27年11月16日

The rice plants are ripening to a carpet of gold that spreads across the landscape amid the rains of this autumn season.

The 4th Tohoku Geopark Forum (Kuji)

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Professor Nakada giving his lecture

On August 28th and 29th, 2015 (Fri-Sat), the 4th Tohoku Geopark Forum (organized by the Iwate Sanriku Geopark Promotion Conference) was held in Kuji. The event brought people involved with Tohoku Geoparks together in order to encourage cooperation and to further promote the region. Around 200 people attended. 

In the keynote speech, Professor Setsuya Nakada of the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute gave his thoughts about the Sanriku Geopark in comparison with other Geoparks around the world. At the following workshop, attendees discussed the park’s challenges and had an active exchange of ideas for promoting Tohoku's Geoparks.

On the second day, attendees joined one of three excursions to the Sanriku Geopark. At each Geosite they heard from a local guide and saw Sanriku's magnificent scenery with their own eyes. 

The event will give a boost to the five regions aiming to be certified as Geoparks (Shimokita Peninsula, Mt. Kurikoma Area, Mt. Chokai & Tobishima Island, Mt. Zao and Mt. Gassan), and raised expectations for the reconstruction and its effect on tourism to the Sanriku Geopark.
 

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Attendees listening to a guide's explanation

The Sanriku Food Court in KAMAISHI & B-1 Grand Prix!

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The event venue

On August 29th and 30th, 2015 (Sat-Sun), crowds of people attended a local food festival called the "Sanriku Food Court (Gurutto Shokudo) in KAMAISHI & B-1 Grand Prix", which was held at Sea-Plaza-Yu in Suzukocho, Kamaishi. 

The event's aim was to share information about the Sanriku Coast, which is in the midst of reconstruction following the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami. This was the first time the event was held in the Sanriku region, and was accredited by the Ai-B League, organizers of Japan's largest town-revitalization event "B-1 Grand Prix.”

There were 15 stalls altogether: three from Kamaishi, one each from Iwaizumi, Miyako, Otsuchi, Sumita and Ofunato, and seven others from all over the country that have attended the B-1 Grand Prix before. Each stall showed off the gourmet food of their region, and the visitors ate their fill. 

A display of Kamaishi's traditional Tiger Dance and a performance by the city's wind orchestra brought a lively atmosphere to the event.
 

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The Tiger Dance

Limited Time Only! Direct Bus Service Between Miyako and Kamaishi

On September 5, 2015 (Sat.), the Coastal Regional Development Bureau of the prefectural government started a direct bus service (run by Iwate Kenpoku Bus) between Miyako and Kamaishi. 

The JR Yamada train line (Miyako Station to Kamaishi Station) was suspended as a result of the damage it received from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. This has been quite an issue with residents and tourists, who say that it’s very inconvenient trying to travel up and down along the Sanriku Coastline.

With the approach of the fall tourist season, this bus service will make transportation between the northern and southern areas of the coast more convenient. 

This service will be available for a limited time this year on weekends from September 5 (Sat.) to November 29 (Sun.), as well as on November 2 (Mon.). Reservations are not required. A one-way fare for middle school students and up is 1,500 yen, and 750 yen for elementary school students and younger.

The trip lasts 1 hour and 50 minutes, and there are 2 round-trip buses a day. The bus stops in front of Kamaishi Station, Sanriku Hana Hotel Hamagiku, Michi-no-Eki Yamada (a rest stop), Yamada
Tourism and Products Center Totto (only for Miyako-bound buses), Miyako Station, and Jodogahama Park Hotel.

From Kamaishi to Miyako, there is a 15-minute stop at Yamada Tourism and Products Center Totto. You can purchase scallops, oysters and other special local products from the Sanriku area. Buses from Miyako to Kamaishi also stop for 15 minutes at Sanriku Hana Hotel Hamagiku. From the garden terrace of the hotel, you can enjoy the view of the Namiita Coast.

While improving the convenience of travel between Miyako and Kamaishi, the direct bus service also provides a transportation system that connects the Sanriku Railway North and South Rias lines. It is hoped that this will have a positive effect on tourism around the whole Sanriku coast of Iwate Prefecture.

■Contact■ 
Iwate Kenpoku Bus Miyako Eki-mae Information Desk  ☎ 0193-62-3620
Iwate Kenpoku Bus Miyako Office  ☎ 0193-64-6060

bus schedule

Features

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marine tourism yamada

Marine Tourism Yamada is Back!

Due to the heavy damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, "Marine Tourism Yamada" had to put its activities on hold. However, the entire roster of activities has now started up again, including cruises in the Yamada Bay, walks on the uninhabited Holland Island, and trying your hand at oyster and scallop farming while hanging out with local fishermen.

※Available April-October / Reservations required one week in advance.

【Contact】Yamada Town Tourism Association ☎ 0193-84-3775

people of sanriku


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Many young people are diligently helping the affected area of Sanriku move toward a full reconstruction. The section “People for Sanriku’s Future” introduces these young people and their powerful feelings.

Click the link to read about Rieko Hiradate and her quest to make Otsuchi a place that nurtures information and communication technology.

Casualties and Damage in Iwate (as of August 31, 2015)

▶Human casualties/deaths: 4,672; Missing: 1,129
▶Buildings destroyed (residences only, total/partial): 26,164

Thank you for all of your support! (as of August 31, 2015)

Donations for survivors: Around 18.431 billion yen (91,932 donations)
Donations for reconstruction projects: Around 19.68777 billion yen (7,429 donations)
Iwate Learning Hope Fund donations: Around 7.68855 billion yen (16,125 donations)
※ This fund is to assist in the study and daily life of affected
children by encouraging sport and study activities.

Contact

News from Iwate’s Reconstruction, Volume 92. September 15, 2015.
Published by the General Affairs Division, Bureau of Reconstruction, Iwate Prefecture.
Phone: 019-629-6925
Editing & Printing: SYNAPSE

*News from Iwate's Reconstruction Volume 93 will be published on October 1.

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