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The views of slopes. Everyone was enjoying skiing under the excellent weather. The video shows the Panorama Slope and Central Slope.


The views of slopes. We could see beautiful mountains just topped with snow. The video shows the Bear Slope and Rabbit Slope.


The view of slopes. Though the sky looks cloudy due to video quality, it was actually fine too. The video shows the Devil Face slope and Cossack Dancer slope.


The views of slopes. Many students were skiing as a neighborhood school held a ski class. The video shows a slope along the second chair-lift.


The snow crab season opened on November 6. Watch how things from the ships’ return to the port to the auction go on that day.


A pure stream Yadagawa River where sweetfish season opens on June 1. As the day nears, you can see sweetfish jumping wildly.


On June 4, the Ministry of the Environment chose “100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters of the Heisei Period” as successors to “100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters” chosen by the former environmental agency in 1985. Katsura no Sennensui in Wachi, Muraoka Ward was chosen as one of them.


This is a traditional event held at Sukara, Kasumi Ward in January every year in prayer for the productiveness of grain and safety of families. The event has over 300 years of tradition.


This is a traditional event held at Kotai Shrine in Wada, Muraoka Ward in early June every year.


This is a traditional event held at Heinai Shrine in Misaki, Kasumi Ward on January 28 every year. Three archers wearing a ceremonial samurai costume shoot 101 arrows.


This is a traditional event held in Nagaita, Muraoka Ward on October 8 every year. Local young men dressed up as a bride and bridegroom go through the village to the sounds of a drum and flute in prayer for the productiveness of grain and perpetuation of descendants.


This is a traditional event held in Okiura, Kasumi Ward in January every year, where people paint their faces black to pray for health of the year to the mountain god.


This festival is held at a special event space in Mikata Snowpark on the third Sunday of February every year. There are lots of fun events like all Japan tugs of war on snow and a mini-sled race.


This festival is held at three roadside stations (Michi no eki Hachikita, Michi no eki Muraoka Farm Garden, and Michi no eki Ayu no Sato Yadagawa) in the town in March every year. In tribute to the boar, deer, and butterfly (“cho” in Japanese) drawn on Japanese playing cards, people enjoy hotpots using boar meat, deer meat, and pluck (also called “cho” in Japanese) and other foods in this event jointly held by the roadside stations.


This event is held in Kasumi Ward in July every year. Watch the latter half of Great Gold and Silver Waterfall that appears in the finale of the event.


This festival is held to widely publicize the origin of Tajima ushi, the best high-quality Japanese cattle, and also publicize a wide variety of foods of mountain towns Muraoka and Ojiro Wards.


In March 1972, the Sleeper train “Izumo Issue” debuted as a Sleeper train linking San’in area – Tokyo via the San-in Main Line, and was active as a foot to the local Tokyo area. On Saturday March 18th (Saturday) at 7:25 am, I passed the extra iron bridge a little behind so as to miss the parting. Many fans ran away while being sent off.


It is a picture that I looked at the Amarube bridge from the bottom. The train that is shown is a regular train of a conventional line (one man car).


It is a picture of “Light up of the Amarube Bridge” held on August 25 and 26, 2006.


It is a picture of ‘Memorized Amarubego Train’ which was operated between Toyooka and Hamasaka from March 24 to April 1, 2007.


It is a picture of “salon car Naniwa” which was operated on Kami Cho Tour on June 15 and 16, 2007.


Following the replacement work of the Amarube bridge, the scenery of this cherry tree will be paying off at this spring.