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2024.05.29

Early Summer in Mt. Apoi

I recently climbed Mt. Apoi on May 29 (Wed) on behalf of an ongoing project.

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I almost missed it, but I saw the Apoi-kuwagata flower.

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Chishimakinreika

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Apoi-azumagiku and Apoi-zekisho

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Hirohahebinoborazu

As for the project, I hope to update you all very soon. Please look forward to it.

2024.05.28

Hidaka Mountains Erimo Tokachi National Park

A new signboard was installed in front of the Mt. Apoi Geopark Visitor Center announcing the new Hidaka Mountains Erimo Tokachi National Park designation.

Don't forget to check out the map of all national parks in Hokkaido and the map of Geoparks in Japan.

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2024.05.23

Apoi Foothills Park in Pre-Summer Bloom

Edo Yama-tsutsuji (Rhododendron kaempferi) and Nanakamado (Japanese rowan) are in bloom around Mt. Apoi Foothill Park and the Geopark Visitor Center. Mt. Apoi is becoming more crowded with climbers on the weekend.

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↑ Edo Yama-tsutsuji (Rhododendron kaempferi)

↓ Nanakamado (Japanese rowan)

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2024.04.26

Spring in Samani

April 10th: I had just finished cleaning the bio-toilet in Horoman Gorge when I looked up and saw this.

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A falcon was flying in a circle around and around in the sky. They must have found an updraft and used it to soar through the sky.

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Katakuri flowers blooming next to the Horoman-gawa Inari Shrine

April 24: The cherry blossoms around the Mt. Apoi Geopark Visitor Center are blooming.
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April 26th: Lovely weather today, and the magnolias and cherry blossoms are blooming.

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2024.04.17

Introducing the KANxKAN Series

The KANxKAN Series are activities for local people and are a collaborative effort by the Samani Folk Museum, Samani Public Library, and Mt. Apoi Geopark Visitor Center. It is a way to learn about the town's history and nature through a wide variety of activities such as crafts, outdoor walks, lectures, and more.

In 2024, there will be more outdoor events than ever before! Come and enjoy learning about the rich nature and history of the town. For more details, please check the "Announcements" section of the Samani Town home page.

KANxKAN Activities in May

Translucent Paper Crafts, hosted by the Samani Public Library

Date: Saturday, May 25 10:00-11:30

Location: Central Community Center

KANxKAN Activities Exhibit

A panel exhibit showcasing the KANxKAN activities will be open to the public from April 10-17 at the Samani Community Center Gallery 21.

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