What is Fukushima?

You might be wondering:  What exactly is Fukushima?

Fukushima is both the name of a prefecture and the name of its capital city.    Remember, prefectures are like states, or provinces, or territories.

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This is a map of Fukushima Prefecture.

福島県(市町村別)の地図イラスト素材

This is a much clearer map of Fukushima Prefecture.  The coast, which is along the Pacific Ocean, is on the east.   The rest of the prefecture is landlocked.

A tsunami hit the coast of Fukushima Prefecture after the earthquake on March 11, 2011.  It killed many people.   Furthermore, it damaged the nuclear power plant which was located on the coast.  (Nuclear power plants must be located near water.)

The nuclear power plant was in the middle section on the east coast.  It’s all those little towns on the coast that had the most damage, both from the tsuanami and from radiation.

Fukushima City and Koriyama City are two big cities located in the center section of Fukushima.  They got hit hard, but not as hard as further east.    Basically the further west you go, the less radiation that settled.




So what was Fukushima Prefecture famous for BEFORE the earthquake?

山のイラスト

Mountains.  Fukushima was famous for mountains.

風景・山と川のイラスト

Beautiful, unpolluted nature.

星座・おおぐま座(北斗七星)のイラスト

Wonderful view of the stars.

和食・お刺身定食のイラスト

Fresh and healthy food.

雪合戦して遊ぶ子供達のイラスト

Children playing outdoors in the snow.

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Hot springs.   And monkeys in hot springs.

砂浜・ビーチイラスト素材

The pristine beach.

 

And LOTS LOTS MORE!!!!!!!!

(Free images from sozai-library.com)


Remember, I wrote a book about Fukushima?

The book that I wrote tells more about Fukushima and its beauty.

Because yes, Fukushima is beautiful.  I’ll try to show its beauty in this blog…..so stay tuned!

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Happy Meowtines Day!

 

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