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The Mooka Steam Locomotive, Cherry Blossom, and Rape Blossom Highway

TRAVEL 2017 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
Mooka, in Tochigi Prefecture, prides itself in its steam locomotive, cherry blossoms, and rape blossoms. Within Mooka, there is a city called "Sakuramachi", where 1000 cherry blossom trees line the railway line. Every spring, the steam locomotive runs through the carpet of cherry blossom petals and rape blossoms , and the Sakuramachi Thousand Cherry Tree Festival is held. This episode details the festival that continues to grow along with it`s cherry blossom trees, and the people of Sakuramachi who try to preserve it`s tradition.

Part of "Festivals of Japan - Season 1".

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