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Day 27: Fukushima Prefecture

Today we head to the Tohoku region of Japan to visit the prefecture of Fukushima. The capital also goes by the same name and it is about one hour away from Tokyo by shinkansen (aka the bullet train).

1. What is a yumomi (ゆもみ) in Fukushima?

2. What kind of animal is a choma (ちょうま) in Fukushima?

3. Fukushima is the fourth largest prefecture in Japan: true or false?

4. What is the name of the theme park in Fukushima, which was the first to be built in Japan?

5. Before the Meiji Restoration, the area of Fukushima was part of which province?

6. Fukushima is the southernmost prefecture of the Tohoku region: true or false?

7. What is the name of this lake in Fukushima that is affectionately known as the “Heavenly Mirror Lake” and is the fourth-largest lake in Japan?

8. What is the name of this cave in Fukushima which houses the largest stalagmite in Asia, dubbed the “Christmas Tree”?

9. What is the name of the soba dish in Fukushima where you eat the noodles with a Japanese leek instead of using chopsticks?

10. Write a haiku poem that best portrays the beauty and charms of Fukushima.

Answers for Day 26: (1) timeout (2) to pick fruit (3) Ise Province, Shima Province, Iga Province, and Kii Province (4) Shichiri Mihama Beach (七里御浜) (5) Suzuka Circuit (鈴鹿サーキット) (6) Ise-jingu Shrine or Ise Grand Shrine (伊勢神宮) (7) Meoto Iwa (夫婦岩; aka the Wedded Rocks or the Married Couple Rocks) Spain Village (志摩スペイン村) (8) Matsuo Basho (9) Matsusaka beef

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