Fragaria × ananassa Duchesne ex Rozier
Head Office: Motoyoshida section of village Yokomichi, Branch Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Prefecture: Shimotsuke City Yakushiji Roadside Station Shimotsuke Interior, Branch: Kawasumi Roadside Station Grand Terrace Chikusei Interior, Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture（JA Zen-Nooh Tochigi, JA Group Tochigi, 一般社団法人 とちぎ農産物マーケティング協会, 伊澤いちご園）
I heard that it was named after the famous “Mt. Sukai（Located on the border between western Tochigi prefecture and Gunma prefecture, it is a stratovolcano belonging to the Nikko volcano group and has an altitude of 2,144 m.）” of hundred famous mountains in Japan in the prefecture. It is hoped that all of “big, beautiful and delicious” will reach the sky.
A closing ceremony was held at Yakushiji Elementary School on March 5, 2022, and all 379 children and faculty members regretted parting from their 149-year-old alma mater. The school will be integrated into Minamikawachi Elementary and Junior High School, which will open in April as the city’s first integrated elementary and junior high school. In the same area, it seems that excavations so far have revealed that many votive dishes were used at the Hoe (holy memorial service) at the ancient Shimotsuke Yakushiji Temple. In ancient times, perilla frutescens and rapeseed were used as the oil for votive candles, so with the cooperation of volunteers and local farmers, we had been cultivating perilla frutescens since 2011. It’s about to end. The closing ceremony was held on March 6, 2022 at Yoshidahigashi Elementary School, which also closes its curtain on 149 years of history this year. All 77 children and their parents and local residents regretted parting with learning. On July 31, 2021, a fire split ceremony for “Yoshidahigashi Elementary School Fire” was held in the school grounds, and a female principal dressed as a fire goddess gave “ideal fire” and “kindness fire” in each grade. And so on. It seems that the finale was fireworks. When the fireworks were ignited in time with the countdown, the words “Thank you Yoshito Elementary School” emerged, and it seems that children and parents gave a big applause. The school will be integrated into the city’s first integrated elementary and junior high school, “Minami Kawachi Elementary and Junior High School,” which will open in April. Although I am not a parent, I would like to applaud the teachers who watched the growth of their kids and sent them out with tears. In Shimotsuke City, there are traces of ancestors living from the Paleolithic era, and in the old tomb period of the 6th to 7th centuries, a powerful tribe appeared and a large tumulus was built. During the Hakuho period of Emperor Tenmu, Shimotsuke Yakushiji Temple, one of the three ordination platforms of Japan, was built, and in the 8th century, Shimotsuke Kokubunji Temple and Kokubunniji Temple were built by Emperor Shomu, as the center of ancient Shimotsuke Province. It seems to have prospered. During the Edo period, it prospered around the post towns (Koganei inn and Ishibashi inn) of Nikko highroad, which is one of the Five Highways (radiating from Edo). After that, Minamikawachi Town merged with Yoshida Village and Yakushiji Village in April 1955 to become Minamikawachi Village, and with the enforcement of the town system in April 1971, Minamikawachi Town and Ishibashi Town (Ishibashi Town merged with Sugata Village in November 1954). Kokubunji Town (from Kokubunji Village to Kokubunji Town due to the enforcement of the town system in April 1954) merged on January 18, 2005 to become Shimotsuke City, which continues to this day. Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Prefecture, is located in the northern part of the Kanto Plain, in the central and southern part of Tochigi Prefecture. It is located within an area of about 85 km from the city center and is said to form a part of the metropolitan area. It is approximately 15.2 km north-south and 11.5 km east-west, bordering Utsunomiya City in the north, Oyama City in the south, Moka City (former Ninomiya Town) and Kaminokawa Town in the east, and Tochigi City and Mibu Town in the west, with an area of 74.59 km2. The Kinugawa and Tagawa rivers in the east, and the Shikawa and Sugata rivers in the west flow, and it is famous as a flat and stable area with few natural disasters that has been open since ancient times. A new town centered around Jichiidaieki Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line has expanded, and it seems that Shimotsuke City is formed with Koganei along the Nikko highroad, the old post town of Ishibashi, and the surrounding countryside. The climate is an average annual temperature of about 14 ° C, an average annual rainfall of about 1,300 mm, a warm climate with high temperature and humidity in summer and low temperature and dryness in winter, with almost no snow and lightning. It seems that it has a relatively large number (At the time of April 1, 2015) . Dried fruit of white flowered gourd in Tochigi Prefecture accounts for 97% of the national production, of which the city is said to produce 46% of Tochigi Prefecture’s total production. It is said that the history of Dried fruit of white flowered gourd is about 300 years ago, when a lord named Tadateru TORII, the lord of the Mibu feudal lord, ordered Dried fruit of white flowered gourd seeds and spread them to “Shimotsuke no Kuni” around here. It seems that it is being answered. In addition, since this area is covered with soil from the Kanto Loam Formation (black volcanic ash soil), drainage is good, and during the hot summer months, thunderstorms from the Nikko Nasu Mountain Range cool the ground dust. It will be a rain of grace, and it seems that the water will fatten the fruit and promote the growth of Dried fruit of white flowered gourd. It seems that the fact that both the soil and weather conditions are suitable for the cultivation of Dried fruit of white flowered gourd is considered to have established the production of Dried fruit of white flowered gourd in the country of Shimotsuke. July-August seems to be the peak of Kanpyo production. It seems that Lagenaria siceraria fruit “Fukube”, which weighs 8 kg, is peeled into strips and dried. Dried fruit of Lagenaria siceraria has a strong image of vinegared rice rolled in dried laver, but I heard that Tochigi has a rich repertoire of dried fruit of Lagenaria siceraria dishes such as miso soup ingredients, boiled greens in bonito-flavoured soy sauce（vegetable side dish）, and simmered dishes. In addition, it seems that there are plenty of related products such as sweets made from dried fruit of Lagenaria siceraria, ice cream, udon noodles, curry, and dumplings. Furthermore, “Fukube craftsmanship”, which is made by drying the outer skin of the Lagenaria siceraria fruit “Fukube”, seems to be a traditional craft of the prefecture. Roadside station Shimotsuke: GELATERIA Izawa berry farm, Business hours 10am to 6pm: A number of creative gelatos created by the owner who trained at the famous gelato in Tokyo and the chef who trained at the authentic Italian starred restaurant. We use carefully selected seasonal ingredients from inside and outside the prefecture, including our proud strawberries harvested at our own farm. It seems that they use materials that are carefully selected from the base, such as pasteurized milk from Senbonmatsu Farm in Nasu, natural water from Shojinzawa in Nikko, beet sugar, and ripe acacia honey. As a city gelato, we continue to pursue delicious gelato every day. “Izawa Ichigoen Co., Ltd.” was born in 1985 in the Yoshida district of Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Prefecture, as a strawberry farmer, and produces and sells strawberries. Strawberries that are grown with a lot of love based on thorough temperature control and schedule control, sticking to water and soil, pursuing ripeness, are a proud dish everywhere. The cultivated area is over 1 hectare, and quality control on this scale is not easy. However, we have introduced a system that can perform the process from shipping to lining up at the store in the shortest time from the stickiness that we want our customers to enjoy in the best condition, and we are striving to provide our customers in the most ripe and delicious condition. That’s right. Now, in the former Yoshida Village, the “Yoshida Village Project” is being held to regenerate Ishikura into a place where people gather, from father to son, son to daughter, and designers and designers who sympathize with the thoughts of Mr. Izawa’s family moving. According to history, it is said that Fujiwara no HIDESATO-Ko built Isa Castle in 938-947 due to the turbulence of Taira no MASAKADO-Ko. In the Middle Ages, the clan Isa dominated the area around Chikusei City. In the Northern and Southern Dynasties, Mr. Isa, who was on the Southern Court side, was attacked by the Northern Court side, and there is a legend that he escaped to Oshu when the main castles, Daiho Castle and Seki Castle, fell. From 1478, Katsuuji MIZUNOYA（The year of birth is unknown, and it is said to be the son of Tokiuji Isenokami MIZUNOYA-Ko. During the Eikyo turbulence that occurred in 1437, he was given to the Kanto Koga Mochiuji ASHIKAGA-Ko together with his master, Mr. Yuki, and was defeated by the Shogunate army. Protected him until the end and killed him at Yuki Castle.）-Ko became the lord of the Shimodate and built the Shimodate Castle. Incorporating the idea of Feng Shui into the castle town, Dewasanzan (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture) has five key points, including the demon gate, wind gate, sick gate, and Tenmon. Haguro Daigongen（It is watched as a god of Shinto and Buddhism based on the mountain worship and Shugendo of Mt. Haguro in Dewa Province. Based on the theory of Honji Suijaku, the Holy Kannon Bodhisattva was regarded as the Honji Suijaku god who appeared in the form of “Right” as the Honji Buddha.）was solicited and made a spiritual cornerstone. Mr. MIZUNOYA was working hard as a vassal of Mr. Yuki, but became independent, survived the Warring States period while being a small lord, and was relieved of 31,000 koku (later about 50,000 koku) under the HIDEYOSHI-Ko administration and established the Shimodate domain. After that, Kiyokata UESUGI-Ko in the Kanto region searched for Tokiuji-Ko’s orphan in order to revive Mizunoya-Ko, and it is said that Katsuuji-Ko was found. He was given 12 Naganuma hometown and 33 Isa hometown for his efforts to revive the Yuki clan as a senior vassal. In 1478, he founded Yakushido, and in 1481, he invited Buddhist priest “良室榮欣” (priest of Yuki Jokokuji V). The temple name was changed to “Jorinji（Soto sect; Okazeri Town）” after the opening of the mountain and Katsuuji（定林寺殿玉叟了圓大居士）-Ko. In 1481, it was protected as a successive Bodhisattva temple, and the Mizunoya family donated 150 koku of the temple territory and built Dou. The bronze bell donated by KATSUTOSHI MIZUNOYA-Ko in 1567 (Muromachi period work, 4 cases of 4 steps of milk, total height 89 cm, diameter 49 cm) remains and was designated as an important cultural property designated by Ibaraki Prefecture in 1963. Many Dou, temple treasures, and records were destroyed by fire in 1880, but they were later rebuilt.）In the same year, the Haguro Daigongen of Dewasanzan (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture) was solicited to establish the Kamihaguro Shrine and the Shimohaguro Shrine. When MIZUNOYA Family transferred to Bichu Nariwa in 1639, it seems that the feudal lord changed to Matsudaira, Masuyama, Inoue, and Kuroda in a relatively short period of time. When Fusashige ISHIKAWA-Ko became the feudal lord with 20,000 koku in 1732, the Ishikawa family celebrated the Meiji Restoration for nine consecutive generations. In addition, Shimodate, Chikusei City, which is a castle, has been economically developed as a post town on the Yuki Highway, where many supplies have been brought in and it has become a collection place for “cotton,” which is a special product. Shimodate City, Former Makabe District; Sekijo Town, Akeno Town, and Kyowa Town merged to form March 28, 2005. It is located in the western part of the prefecture, about 70 km north of Tokyo, about 15 km east-west, about 20 km north-south, and has an area of 205.3 km2. Adjacent to Shimotsuma City and Tsukuba City, which includes Japan’s leading science and technology center city “Tsukuba”, to the east is Sakuragawa City, to the west is Yuki City, Yachiyo Town and Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture, and to the north is Moka, Tochigi Prefecture. Adjacent to the city. The terrain is generally flat, and the Kinugawa and Kokaigawa rivers flow from north to south, forming a fertile countryside. The altitude is about 20 m to 60 m, and in the north there is a hilly area that connects to a part of the Abukuma mountain range, and the altitude is about 200 m. The climate is Pacific, mild and refreshing throughout the four seasons. As for the road system, National Road No. 50 is developed in the east-west direction and National Road No. 294 is developed in the north-south direction, and the intersection of these two lines becomes the center of the city. Furthermore, prefectural roads will be radiated from here to Ishioka City, Tsukuba City, and Koga City. The JR Mito Line runs from east to west, and the Moka Railway Moka Line runs from Shimodate Station to Toride in the south and Motegi（Not Motogi, Itako City, but different reading）in the north. Shimodate Gion Festival: One of the best summer festivals in Ibaraki prefecture, which is held over four days around Haguro Shrine and Shimodate Station. In addition to the 120-year-old Meiji portable shrine, the female portable shrine of the Aiden god, Tamayorihime, the Heisei portable shrine, which boasts the heaviest weight in Japan as a portable shrine carried every year, more than 30 children’s portable shrines will be handed over. In the early morning of the final day, the magnificent sight of “Kawatogyo; When the movement of the divine spirit itself is especially valued as a manifestation form of the divine power; festival celebrating the (temporary) transfer of a shintai away from its main shrine” carrying the Meiji portable shrine into the river is brilliant. Hahakojima Reservoir: Many photo enthusiasts and fans gather at “Diamond Tsukuba,” where the sun rises from the summit of Tsukuba, which is seen twice a year. It has become a hot topic as a popular spot that has been selected as the “Mt. Tsukuba Best Viewpoint”. Akeno Sunflower Festival: It is famous as an event held in the Akeno area from late August to early September. Mainly on the “Tohoku Yae Sunflower”, which is covered with petals up to the seeds, a field of 1 million sunflowers over 4ha spreads out. 県指定文化財 : 建造物 : 羽黒神社本殿（附棟札1枚）, 甲地内, 平成14年1月25日, 建造物 : 上羽黒神社本殿及び拝殿, 岡芹地内, 平成14年1月25日, 絵画 : 絹本著色八景の図, 中舘地内, 昭和37年10月24日, 絵画 : 絵馬（羽黒神社）, 甲地内, 昭和38年8月23日, 絵画 : 絵馬（上羽黒神社）, 岡芹地内, 昭和39年7月31日, 絵画 : 来迎の弥陀, 森添島地内, 昭和45年9月28日, 絵画 : 絹本著色両界曼荼羅図, 桑山地内, 昭和57年3月4日, 絵画 : 絹本著色毘沙門天像, 黒子地内, 平成28年1月21日, 絵画 : 絹本著色日吉山王本地仏曼荼羅図, 黒子地内, 平成29年1月26日, 彫刻 : 木造愛宕明神立像, 甲地内, 昭和38年8月23日, 彫刻 : 木造阿弥陀如来坐像 : 下星谷地内, 昭和57年3月4日, 彫刻 : 木造狛犬, 甲地内, 平成16年11月25日, 彫刻 : 銅造誕生釈迦仏立像, 小栗地内, 平成19年11月16日, 工芸品 : 螺鈿硯箱, 中舘地内, 昭和37年10月24日, 工芸品 : 銅鐘, 岡芹地内, 昭和38年8月23日, 工芸品 : 板碑, 岡芹地内, 昭和39年7月31日, 工芸品 : 大袖鎧, 丙地内, 昭和39年7月31日, 工芸品 : 石造五輪塔, 村田地内 : 昭和41年3月7日, 考古資料 : 板碑, 辻地内, 昭和50年6月25日, 無形民俗 : 小栗内外大神宮太々神楽, 小栗地内, 昭和41年3月7日, 史跡 : 船玉古墳, 船玉地内, 昭和8年7月4日, 史跡 : 伊佐城跡, 中舘地内, 昭和10年11月26日, 史跡 :久下田城跡, 樋口地内, 昭和15年9月4日, 史跡 : 板谷波山生家, 甲地内, 昭和40年5月21日. 市指定文化財 : 建造物 : 観音寺本堂, 中舘地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 建造物 : 薬師堂本堂, 甲地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 建造物 : 雷神社（本殿/ 幣殿/ 拝殿）樋口地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 建造物 : 五所神社本殿, 五所宮地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 建造物 : 観音院本堂, 森添島地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 建造物 : 春日神社本殿, 嘉家佐和地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 建造物 : 田中稲荷神社本殿, 甲地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 建造物 : 不動堂, 岡芹地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 建造物 : 八幡神社本殿, 甲地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 建造物 : 小栗孫次郎平満重公と家臣の供養塔, 井出蛯沢地内, 昭和54年3月1日, 建造物 : 宝篋印塔, 蓬田地内, 昭和54年3月1日, 建造物 : 桑山神社本殿, 桑山地内, 昭和55年3月28日, 建造物 : 八幡神社本殿, 八幡地内 : 昭和55年3月28日, 建造物 : 東睿山千妙寺総本堂, 黒子地内, 昭和55年10月20日, 建造物 : 虚空蔵堂, 大谷地内, 昭和56年1月1日, 建造物 : 二所神社本殿, 成田地内, 昭和56年1月1日, 建造物 : 徳聖寺山門, 小栗地内, 昭和60年5月17日, 建造物 : 羽黒神社旧拝殿, 甲地内, 昭和61年6月26日, 建造物 : 最勝寺薬師堂（附棟札1枚）, 下平塚地内, 平成14年3月20日, 建造物 : 宮山観音堂, 宮山地内, 平成14年11月15日, 建造物 : 五所神社石造鳥居, 五所宮地内, 平成29年11月17日, 絵画 : 漁夫図, 昭和51年6月28日, 絵画 : 寿三幅図, 昭和51年6月28日, 絵画 : 追羽子図, 昭和51年6月28日, 絵画 : 陶淵明山水図, 昭和51年6月28日, 絵画 : 東坡乗驢之図, 昭和51年6月28日, 絵画 : 文徴明八勝図模写, 昭和51年6月28日, 絵画, 大機院殿筆画, 中舘地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 絵画 : 水谷夫人妙西大姉画像, 乙地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 絵画 : 孝養太子四臣連座図, 宮後地内, 昭和57年2月25日, 絵画 : 絹本著色刀八毘沙門天星宿像, 黒子地内, 昭和59年3月19日, 絵画 : 絹本著色馬形護法童子像, 黒子地内, 昭和59年3月19日, 絵画 : 絹本著色護法童子像, 黒子地内, 昭和59年3月19日, 絵画 : 顕如上人御影, 宮後地内, 平成2年6月27日, 絵画 : 紙本著色仏涅槃図, 平成13年3月16日, 絵画 : 絹本著色釈迦三尊十六善神図, 平成15年2月26日, 彫刻 : 宮山観音堂本尊十一面観世音菩薩, 宮山地内, 昭和51年4月1日, 彫刻 : 月海山観喜院（廃寺）石仏, 岡芹地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 彫刻 : 木造阿弥陀如来坐像, 中舘地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 彫刻 : 青銅聖観世音菩薩立像, 甲地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 彫刻 : 木造薬師如来立像, 横塚地内, 昭和54年3月1日, 彫刻 : 聖観世音菩薩立像, 小栗地内, 昭和54年3月1日, 彫刻 : 木戸幸福寺仏像, 木戸地内, 昭和54年4月1日, 彫刻 : 銅造観世音菩薩立像, 昭和55年3月28日, 彫刻 : 木造阿弥陀如来坐像, 黒子地内, 昭和59年3月19日, 彫刻 : 木造薬師如来坐像, 小栗地内, 昭和60年5月17日, 彫刻 : 木造鬼子母神立像, 知行地内, 平成元年11月1日, 彫刻 : 木造十一面観音立像, 五所宮地内, 平成3年3月28日, 彫刻 : 木造天部形立像, 五所宮地内, 平成3年3月28日, 彫刻 : 木造薬師如来坐像, 下平塚地内, 平成14年3月20日, 彫刻 : 木造不動明王及び二童子立像, 岡芹地内, 平成15年8月21日, 彫刻 : 木造阿弥陀如来坐像, 関本上地内, 平成17年3月15日, 彫刻 : 木造不動明王立像, 関本下地内, 平成17年3月15日, 彫刻 : 木造聖観音立像, 小栗地内, 平成23年8月18日, 彫刻 : 木造十一面観音立像, 小栗地内, 平成23年8月18日, 工芸品 : 二峯庵額, 昭和51年6月28日, 工芸品 : 本小札紺糸縅胴丸, 昭和51年6月28日, 工芸品 : 陣羽織, 昭和51年6月28日, 工芸品 : 陣笠, 昭和51年6月28日, 工芸品 : 下館藩主石川家拝領打刀拵, 昭和52年3月24日, 工芸品 : 銀製定紋入手鏡, 甲地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 工芸品 : 銅五鈷杵, 黒子地内, 昭和58年4月15日, 工芸品 : 銅五鈷鈴, 黒子地内, 昭和58年4月15日, 工芸品 : 茅屋山水蒔絵硯箱, 黒子地内, 昭和59年3月19日, 工芸品 : 月海山観喜院医王寺（廃寺）不動堂厨子, 岡芹地内, 平成15年8月21日, 書跡 : 宇都宮歳旦帖, 昭和51年6月28日, 書跡 : 伊達左近中将吉村公筆軸一対, 中舘地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 書跡 : 吉村公筆和歌, 中舘地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 考古資料 : 鯨の化石, 明野公民館, 昭和51年4月1日, 考古資料 : 板碑, 小栗地内, 昭和58年4月22日, 考古資料 : 板碑, 関本中地内, 平成元年5月25日, 考古資料 : 五輪塔, 関本中地内, 平成元年5月25日, 考古資料 : 注口土器, 平成7年2月23日, 考古資料 : 高坏型土器, 野殿地内, 平成7年2月23日, 歴史資料 : 安倍晴明伝記版木/ 八幡稲荷権化帳伝記版木, 平成12年3月24日, 歴史資料 : “高札台, 関本分中地内, 平成14年2月25日”, 有形民俗 : 結縁交名帳（附阿弥陀如来1躯）, 樋口地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 有形民俗 : 千人仏, 関舘地内, 昭和53年4月1日, 有形民俗 : 具足一揃, 昭和53年1月25日, 有形民俗 : 関流算額絵馬, 八幡地内, 昭和54年3月1日, 有形民俗 : 関流算額絵馬, 桑山地内, 昭和54年3月1日, 有形民俗 : 二宮尊徳仕法の水車と枡, 花田地内, 昭和54年10月1日, 無形民俗 : “太太神楽, 関本上地内”, 昭和50年4月24日, 無形民俗 : 常盤連（ひょっとこ）, 松原地内, 昭和51年4月1日, 無形民俗 : 雷神社の湯立祭, 樋口地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 無形民俗 : 辻集落火渉, 辻地内, 昭和59年3月19日, 史跡 : 伊達行朝廟, 中舘地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 史跡 : 葦間山古墳, 徳持地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 史跡 : 加波山事件志士の墓, 乙地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 史跡 : 女方遺跡, 女方地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 史跡 : 女方古墳群（神明塚）, 女方地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 史跡 : 下江連十二天遺跡, 下江連地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 史跡 : “水谷家歴代の墓”, 岡芹地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 史跡 : 下館城跡, 甲地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 史跡 : 野殿古墳, 野殿地内, 昭和51年6月28日, 史跡 : 藤原高房供養塔（等覚院供養塔）, 泉地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 史跡 : 西方古墳, 西方地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 史跡 : 西方新畑古墳, 西方地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 史跡 : 薬師古墳, 甲地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 史跡 : 下館藩主石川総管の墓, 中舘地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 史跡 : 富士東古墳（浅間山）, 中舘地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 史跡 : 富士東古墳（寺うしろ山）, 中舘地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 史跡 : 佐藤英信の墓, 岡芹地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 史跡 : 台畑古墳, 村田地内, 昭和60年12月24日, 史跡 : 飯田軍蔵の墓所, 木戸地内, 平成12年7月25日, 天然記念物 : 観音寺 大欅, 中舘地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 天然記念物 : 薬師堂 大欅, 甲地内, 昭和52年3月24日, 天然記念物 : 関本神社の欅, 関本上地内, 昭和54年10月1日, 天然記念物 : 月海山観喜院医王寺（廃寺）, 藪椿, 岡芹地内, 平成5年10月21日, 天然記念物 : 二所神社大榊, 成田地内, 平成5年10月21日, 天然記念物 : 八幡台大榎, 一本松地内, 平成11年3月24日, 天然記念物 : 市野辺大柳, 市野辺地内, 平成11年3月24日. Tsukubano, which is blessed with vast plains and water, is a treasure trove of fresh taste, where the blessings of the earth and the warmth of human hands come to fruition. As one of the best rice fields in the Kanto region, the vast plains at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba and several first-class rivers flow through the city. In addition, it is blessed with abundant land and water, and is famous as one of the leading rice fields in the prefecture. Its production and shipment are among the highest in the prefecture, and it is cultivated mainly in Koshihikari Rice. In addition, rice crackers using rice, brewed products, miso, soy sauce, etc. have been handed down to the present day, following the old-fashioned manufacturing method. Due to the recent natural orientation, it has become popular and has taken root in the streets. In addition, there are many long-established confectioneries loved by literati in the Shimodate district, which prospered as the center of commerce and culture in the area. The city is also widely known as a large production area for red pears, which boasts one of the largest acreages in Japan. Due to pesticide-reduced cultivation, strict fruit selection, and traditional cultivation techniques, its beauty is outstandingly designated as a brand production area in the prefecture. The main varieties are the popular varieties of “Kosui Pear” and “Hosui Pear” and the large “Nitaka Pear”, which are in season from summer to autumn. Recently, it is also focusing on the production of “Akizuki Pear” and “Keisui Pear; Ibaraki’s first original variety produced by the prefecture over 17 years. It is a hybrid of Shinsetsu and Chikusui pear, and has a sugar content of about 13 degrees, a strong sweetness, and a moderately refreshing acidity”. Ibaraki Prefecture has a history of pear cultivation since the Edo period and is one of the oldest pear producing areas in Japan. July 4th is “Nashi Pear Day”, pears in Ibaraki Prefecture start in July. Pear production is the second largest in Japan. The climate with a large temperature difference between day and night, abundant water, and blessed soil are suitable for pear cultivation. In the prefecture, it is produced mainly in Chikusei City, Shimotsuma City, Kasumigaura City, Ishioka City, and Yachiyo Town. The climate with a large temperature difference between day and night, abundant water, and blessed soil are suitable for pear cultivation. In the prefecture, it is produced mainly in Chikusei City, Shimotsuma City, Kasumigaura City, Ishioka City, and Yachiyo Town. From the beginning of July, starting with house pear (Kosui), which grows pears in a house that is rare in Japan, we will start with delicious pears while changing varieties such as “Shimotsuma Kanjuku pear”, Keisui, Hosui, Akizuki, Niitaka, and smile. You can enjoy it until around the time. Greenhouse-grown pears (Kosui) will be distributed from July, and the open field will be from early August to late August. A variety that marks the start of the pear season, with a light texture and plenty of juice. Since it has less acidity, it has a stronger sweetness. The crispy and refreshing texture seems to heal your mind. Shimotsuma Kanjuku Pear is from mid-August to late August. It is a rare ripe pear that is matured for 10 days or more than a normal pear and is harvested after determining when it is ready to eat. Keisui is from early September to late September. It is an original brand of Ibaraki, and because it is large, has a high sugar content, and has low acidity, you can feel a deep sweetness when you eat it. Hosui is from late August to late September. The flesh is soft, the juice is plentiful, the acidity is moderate, and the refreshing flavor that is not only sweet is felt, which is exciting. Akizuki is from early September to late September. A variety of three pears, Hosui, Niitaka, and Kosui, whose flesh is dense and sweet, with a refreshing and juicy texture. Niitaka is from late September to mid-October. Also known as the King of Pears, the larger ones weigh more than 1 kg. It has low acidity, is fresh, has a rich flavor, lasts a long time, and can be enjoyed for a long time. Smiles are from mid-October to late October. It is a variety that is a combination of Niitaka and Hosui. It is large and has plenty of juice, has a high sugar content, lasts for a long time, and is full of smiles. Chikusei City forms the largest pear producing area in the prefecture. The history of pear cultivation in the area is old, and cultivation began in 1857 in the former Sekijo Town and in 1860 in the former Shimodate City. Former Shimodate City was designated as a fruit and vegetable brand production area in the prefecture in 1985, and Sekijo Town was designated in 1991. As for the varieties, “Kosui Pear” and “Hosui Pear” account for almost 80-90%, and late-maturing “Akizuki Pear” and “Niitaka Pear” seem to account for the rest. The introduction of “Nikkori Pear” as a new variety is progressing, and some new varieties such as “Keisui Pear” are being cultivated. In addition to open-field cultivation, simple cover cultivation to protect from rain (1983-), unheated cover cultivation (1993-), and warm cultivation (1991-) have been introduced in some of the production areas to disperse labor. It is an effective means of expanding the cropping season. On July 11, 2019, Izawa Strawberry Garden’s new brand “FARM’S Gelato & Pastry” was created in “Roadside Station Grand Terrace Chikusei” in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture. It is a set of 8 gelatos that incorporate many materials from Ibaraki prefecture. The gelato set, which is sure to satisfy sweets lovers, such as “Waguri; Japanese chestnut” made from Kasama chestnuts in Ibaraki prefecture and “Black sesame” made from very valuable domestic sesame seeds, is gaining popularity. Certainly created by the owner who trained at the gelato specialty store “Gelateria SINCERITA” in Asagaya, Suginami Ward, Tokyo, led by Gelato Meister Mr. Yosuke Nakai, the chef who trained at the authentic Italian starred restaurant, and experienced patissier. The creative gelato made from carefully selected ingredients, including the proud strawberry harvested at our own farm, which is particular about its delicious taste and ripeness, seems to be popular with many customers including the locals. Not as a gelato shop at the roadside station, but as a gelato in the city, I continue to make delicious gelato every day. The fruits of “Skyberry” are extremely large compared to “Tochiotome”, and it seems that the ratio of 25 grams (3L) or more accounts for about two-thirds. The fruit shape is a beautiful cone, and its elegant and glossy luster is attractive. The taste is juicy and high-quality with little acidity. It will be appreciated as a reward for yourself or as a gift for your loved ones. Full-scale shipping and sales began in 2014, and it seems that it is sold mainly in department stores and high-end fruit specialty stores in Tokyo and the prefecture. Tochigi Prefecture has established metropolitan area agriculture centered on market shipments centered on strawberries, and has achieved good results. In addition, due to the nationwide trend of externalization of food, demand for processing and commercial use has increased mainly in the food service and ready-to-eat industries. It seems that they have been cultivating vegetable producing areas. Furthermore, since 2011, it seems that it has been promoting not only market shipments but also food valleys and tochigi starting from agriculture. Food Valley Tochigi promotes cooperation between different industries and provides financial support, and with these support, we are working on high value-added agriculture through sixth industry, centered on individual producers. Strawberries have a wide range of uses, such as raw foods and processed foods. Demand for raw food is high mainly in winter, but there is demand for processed foods such as cakes on the anniversary, and it is an item that can obtain stable farmer’s take-home, mainly in main production prefectures such as Tochigi prefecture and Fukuoka prefecture. It seems that planting is being promoted. However, the shipping period of the main producing prefectures is from November to June, and in the summer it shifts to cool producing areas such as Hokkaido and Aomori prefectures, but it seems that these production areas cannot meet all the demand for processed foods. Therefore, the shortage of strawberries is imported from the United States and other countries. Frozen strawberries are often found in the market. Under these circumstances, the production areas of Hokkaido and Tohoku are working to popularize summer and autumn strawberries and to expand the planted area, but even in Tochigi prefecture, where summer and autumn strawberries were not cultivated, the cultivation of summer and autumn strawberry varieties It seems that they are working on the formation of strawberry producing areas in the summer through the spread. The “sixth industry” that enhances the profitability of agriculture was enacted in 2011 with the “Act on Creation of New Businesses by Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Utilizing Local Resources and Promotion of Utilization of Local Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries” (sixth industry law). As a result, full-scale promotion has begun, and it seems that various efforts are being made all over the country. In 2010, the “Food Valley Tochigi Promotion Council” was organized by industry, academia, government and financial institutions in Tochigi prefecture with the aim of growing and developing the local economy under the theme of “food”. In 2011, the sixth industry of agriculture was positioned as a measure to improve profits, and “promotion of food valley tochigi starting from agriculture” was positioned in the five-year Tochigi Prefecture Agricultural Promotion Plan, focusing on agriculture such as utilization of strawberries. It seems that they are working to increase the added value of related industries. Tochigi prefecture is located in the northern part of the Kanto region. The area is 6,408.28 km2 (640,828 hectares), of which the cultivated area is 1,259.7 km2 (125,970 hectares), and the cultivated land ratio in the prefecture is 19.7%. (2012 crop statistics by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries). In the prefecture, various agriculture is being developed by taking advantage of the height difference of the topography, and the agricultural output in 2011 was 265.9 billion yen, which is the 10th largest agricultural prefecture in Japan. The main agricultural products include rice, raw milk, and strawberries, and because they are geographically relatively close to Tokyo, most of the agricultural products produced in the prefecture are shipped to the Tokyo metropolitan area. Seems to be. Of these, strawberries have a production value of 25.4 billion yen, which is the largest production area in Japan. In 2011, the cultivation area was 632 hectares and the production volume was 29,300 tons. Is also the number one producer in Japan. Strawberries are designated as a priority item of Tochigi prefecture (strawberry + 5 priority items of vegetables tomato, nira, onion, eggplant, cucumber), and Tochigi prefecture’s advanced cultivation management technology and GAP enforcement by all producers, It seems that Tochigi Prefecture’s strawberries have a nationwide brand power and are stable and high-income items due to the development of detailed management indicators and the establishment of a reception system such as the JA subcommittee organization. Not only farmers’children but also new farmers from non-farmers seem to have a strong tendency to enter strawberries. It seems that Tochigi Prefecture has made efforts to establish “metropolitan area agriculture” centered on market shipments and has achieved results such as securing a certain market share. In addition, due to the progress of externalization of food, the demand for processing and commercial use, mainly in the food service and ready-to-eat food industries, has increased. As a “production area development project”, it seems that we are working to promote production area development that can meet the needs of actual consumers. After that, from 2011, it seems that the “Tochigi Agricultural Growth Plan” was formulated in order to establish agriculture pursuing future development potential based on the idea of metropolitan area agriculture. In the Tochigi Agricultural Growth Plan, as part of the promotion of Food Valley Tochigi starting from agriculture, we aim to add value through the sixth industry of agriculture and enclose the profits from agricultural production to distribution, manufacturing and sales. It seems that they aimed to raise income and revitalize regional agriculture. Food Valley Tochigi’s activities are “Food Valley” with the participation of Tochigi Prefecture, JA, economic organizations, companies, financial institutions and universities with the goal of “creating a vibrant region where the local economy grows and develops with the theme of food.” It seems that the Tochigi Promotion Council will play a central role in promoting exchanges between different industries and supporting the sixth industry business by holding seminars for the entire prefecture. In each region, the Agricultural Promotion Office (agricultural improvement and extension organization) plays a central role in the “High Value Addition Promotion Council” (hereinafter, “Promotion Council”) for the purpose of cooperation and information exchange between agricultural, commercial and industrial workers and local governments such as municipalities. It seems that they are organizing sixth industry support. At the promotion meeting, we aim to foster understanding of agriculture by holding lectures on advanced cases of other production areas, tours of producer fields by people involved in secondary and tertiary industries, and on-the-spot guidance meetings for expanding product sales channels. However, it seems that they are supporting sixth industry. Food Valley Tochigi’s efforts include a consistent self-contained sixth industry from production to processing and sales by producers, and sixth industry such as the production and sale of processed agricultural products in collaboration between small and medium-sized enterprises and producers. There is. It seems that the business itself not only sells it, but also sells it at farm products direct sales offices and antenna shops. “Skyberry : Tochigi No. i27”（From the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries variety registration website）, Application number 26477 Date of application 2011/11/15 Date of publication of application 2012/02/20 Registration number 23749. 草姿は立性, 草勢はやや強, 葉の表面の色は濃緑, 頂小葉の縦横比は縦長, 頂小葉の鋸歯の形は中間, 頂小葉の横断面の形は平面, 葉柄の長さは長, 花の数は少, 花の直径は中, 花弁の表面の色は白, 果実の大きさはかなり大, 果実の縦横比は縦長, 果実の形は円錐形, 果皮の色は橙赤, 果実の光沢の強弱は中, 痩果の落ち込みは落ち込み小, 果実の萼片の付き方は水平, 果径に対する萼片の大きさはやや大, 果実の硬さはやや硬, 果肉の色は橙赤, 果心の色は淡赤, 果実の空洞は無又は小, 季性は一季成りである. 出願品種「栃木i27号」は, 対照品種, 姫香（Application No. 23905 Date of Application 2009/07/13 Date of Publication of Application 2009/11/30 Registration No. 21163. 草姿は立性, 草勢はかなり強, 葉の表面の色は濃緑, 頂小葉の縦横比は同等, 頂小葉の鋸歯の形は鈍鋸歯状, 頂小葉の横断面の形は下に湾曲, 葉柄の長さはかなり長, 花の数は中, 花の直径は大, 花弁の表面の色は白, 果実の大きさはかなり大, 果実の縦横比はかなり縦長, 果実の形は円錐形, 果皮の色は橙赤, 果実の光沢の強弱は強, そう果の落ち込みは落ち込む, 果実のがく片の付き方は水平, 果径に対するがく片の大きさはやや大, 果実の硬さは極硬, 果肉の色は橙赤, 果心の色は淡赤, 果実の空洞は無又は小, 季性は一季成りである. 出願品種「姫香」は, 対照品種「紅ほっぺ」と比較して, 頂小葉の基部の形が円形である事, 果皮の色が橙赤である事等で, 区別性が認められる. 対照品種「さちのか」と比較して, 頂小葉の基部の形が円形である事, 果皮の色が橙赤である事等で, 区別性が認められるとある. 登録年月日, 2011/10/05, 育成者権の存続期間, 25年, 育成者権の消滅日, 2014/10/07. 品種登録者, 上杉幸孝氏, 愛媛県西予市, 登録品種育成者, 同氏.）」と比較して, 花の数が少である事, 花の直径が中である事等で, 区別性が認められる. 対照品種「まりひめ（Application No. 22284 Date of Application 2008/03/13 Date of Publication of Application 2008/07/11 Registration No. 19473. 草姿は立性, 草勢は強, 葉色は濃緑, 葉の横断面の形状は平面, 頂小葉の縦横比は縦長, 頂小葉の鋸歯の形は中間, 葉柄の長さは長, 花の大きさはやや大, 花房当たりの花数はやや多, 果実の縦横比は縦長, 果実の大きさは大, 果形は円錐, 果皮の色は鮮赤, 果実の光沢は中, そう果の落ち込みは落ち込み小, がく片の着き方は離, 果径に対するがく片の大きさはやや大, 果実の硬さは硬, 果肉色は鮮紅, 果心の色は淡赤, 果実の空洞は中, 季性は一季成りである. 出願品種「まりひめ」は, 対照品種「章姫」と比較して, 果実の硬さが硬である事, 果心の色が淡赤である事, 果実の空洞が中である事等で, 区別性が認められる. 対照品種「さちのか」と比較して, 頂小葉の基部の形が鋭角である事, 果実の大きさが大である事, 成熟期が早である事等で, 区別性が認められる. 登録年月日, 2010/03/18, 育成者権の存続期間, 25年. 品種登録者, 和歌山県和歌山市（Wakayama Prefecture Agriculture Experiment Station (Kinokawa City)）, 登録品種育成者, 西森氏, 東氏, 田中氏.）」と比較して, 果皮の色が橙赤である事, 果実の成熟期がやや晩である事等で, 区別性が認められる. 対照品種「濃姫（Application Number 7654 Date of Application 1995/03/17 Registration Number 6207.「アイベリー」×「女峰」を交配して選抜, 育成されたものであり, 果皮の色が鮮赤, 果形が円錘で, 果実の大きさがかなり大きく, 光沢が良く, 香りのかなり多い, 促成栽培に向く品種である. 草姿は中間, 草勢は強, 草丈は高である. 分げつの多少は中, ランナーの数はやや多, 葉色は濃緑, 葉の形状は上向き, 葉数及び葉柄の太さは中である. 果皮色は鮮赤, 果形（第2果以降）は円錘, 果実の大きさはかなり大, 果肉色は淡紅, 果実の光沢は良である. 花の大きさは中,花弁の色は白, 花房当たり花数は中, 花柄の太さはやや太, 果実の硬さはやや軟, 無種子帯はほとんどなし, そう果数は中, がく部の着色の難易はかなり易である. 果実の香りはかなり多, 季性は一季成, 開花始期及び成熟期はかなり早, 開花位置は葉より上, 花粉の耐高温性及び耐低温性は中, 耐干性はやや低, 休眠性はかなり短, 可溶性固形物含量は高, 酸度は中, 日持ちはやや長,輸送性は中である。「女峰」と比較して, 果実が大きい事, 果肉色が淡紅である事, 果実が軟らかい事, がく部の着色が容易であること等で「とよのか」と比較して, 果肉色が淡紅である事, 果実が軟らかい事, がく部の着色が容易であること等で, 区別性が認められる. Registration date 1998/03/13 Duration of breeder’s right 15 years Extinction date of breeder’s right 2013/03/14 * Period expired. 品種登録者, 岐阜県岐阜市（Gifu Prefecture Agriculture Integrated Research center(Ibi District Ikeda Town)）, 登録品種育成者, 桑原氏, 加藤氏, 羽賀氏, 越川氏.）」と比較して, 果皮の色が橙赤である事, 果実の成熟期がやや晩である事等で, 区別性が認められるとある. 登録年月日, 2014/11/18, 育成者権の存続期間, 25年. 品種登録者, 栃木県宇都宮市, 登録品種育成者, 重野氏, 直井氏, 植木氏, 家中氏, 岡村氏, 須永氏, 小林氏, 永嶋氏, 稲葉氏, 畠山氏, 癸生川氏, 稲見氏, 中西氏. “Strawberry Kingdom” boasts the highest yield in Japan for more than 50 years in a row. It is famous that there is only “Tochigi Prefecture Strawberry Institute”. New items have been developed and research is being conducted on cultivation technologies to improve yield and quality. A premier product that was created over 17 years by being selected from over 100,000 stocks. In fact, it has a large fruit and a beautiful cone shape, and has a good balance of sugar content and acidity, and has a juicy and mellow taste.
It is a new variety registered in 2014, and the name has been decided by open call for participants. Impression that it is conical and large in size. Bright and vibrant colors with gloss. With its low acidity, outstanding sweetness, juicy and high-quality taste, it is popular with many fans all over the country. I am one of them.
Strawberries are consumed all over the world, but it is said that Japan has the highest consumption of raw food in the world. There are so many varieties of Japanese strawberries, about 300, and there seems to be a theory that more than half of the varieties in the world are Japanese. Even now, breeding is being repeated in various parts of Japan, and unique new varieties are being born one after another. Strawberries, which are a local brand that represents the production area, are also produced. This is exactly the case with this Skyberry strawberry. In addition, Japanese strawberries are also popular overseas, and exports are on the rise.
Strawberries introduced from the Netherlands for viewing at the end of the Edo period. It wasn’t until around 1955 that it began to be made in earnest in Tochigi prefecture. At that time, open-field cultivation was common, and it seems that the harvest was limited to May to June, but eventually house cultivation became the mainstream, and now it is shipped from around November according to the year-end gifts and Christmas.
Izawa Strawberry Garden was born in 1985 in Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Prefecture as a strawberry farmer, and produces and sells strawberries. Strawberries that are grown with a lot of love based on thorough temperature control and schedule control, sticking to water and soil, pursuing ripeness, are a proud dish everywhere. The cultivated area is over 1 hectare (10000 m2), and it seems that quality control on this scale is not easy. However, from the commitment that we want our customers to enjoy in the best condition, we have introduced a system that can perform the process from shipping to lining up at the store in the shortest time, and it seems that we have endeavored to provide customers in the most ripe and delicious condition. is. Furthermore, it contributes to the vitalization of regional agriculture.