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The Thousand Cherry Blossom Trees of Eboshiyama Park

TRAVEL 2017 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
Akayu Hot Spring in Yamagata Prefecture lost much of its bustling energy due to a large fire that occurred during the early Meiji Period. Wishing for the recovery of their city,  local volunteers created the Eboshiyama Park. Later, as vitality slowly began to return to the city with the efforts of the volunteers, the park was chosen as one of the "Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites in Japan". Now, many people come to visit the city for it`s Thousand Cherry Blossom Festival. This episode will focus on the story of the volunteers who managed to rejuvenate their exhausted city, and their successors, who must preserve and carry on their legacies.

Part of "Festivals of Japan - Season 1".

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