It is a stalk of “run go to seed” that is said when flowers such as green leaves bloom. It refers to a stem that grows long and bears flowers at the tip.
Takahira’s drawing room in former Shirasawa Town: Prefecturally Designated Important Cultural Property, Takahira, Shirasawa Town, Numata City, Date of Designation: July 3, 1984. In 1649, Nobumasa Sanada, the lord of Numata Castle, developed a new rice field and allocated accommodations. As it was, it was used as an office work building, and then in the middle of the 18th century, Naozumi Kuroda became the lord of Numata Castle, and it seems that it was rebuilt in the style of a study room as a resting place for patrols in the Numata territory. A one-story wooden building (151 square meters), a valuable example of a study in the prefecture. The Japanese white pine of the drawing room, a designated cultural property: Prefecturally designated natural monument, Takahira, Shirasawa Town, Numata City, Designation date: May 6, 1969. Estimated to be about 400 years old, 18 meters high, and 2.5 meters wide. In 1649, it is said that this tree was planted as a garden tree in the drawing room of the office work building of the Numata castle lord when Takahira lodged. As a Japanese white pine, it is a giant tree that is rarely seen in this region, and the tree is vigorous. The cultivar belongs to the Southern (Shikoku) system, and it seems that it is rare to find it in this region. Wooden statue of Yoshimune Nitta: Village Designated Important Cultural Property, Takahira Shirasawa Shrine, Shirasawa Town, Numata City, Designation date: February 3, 1982. Said to be the statue of Lord Yoshimune Nitta, the object of worship of Shirasawa Shrine. A full court dress of traditional fashion seated statue, the year of production is unknown, but at least it is presumed to be from before Tokugawa. Hokyointo pagoda: Village Designated Important Cultural Property, Shimokokobu, Shirasawa Town, Numata City, Suwa Shrine, Designated date: February 3, 1982. Built in 1704. The fact that it is old, has a well-defined shape, and is engraved with the Ekomon is also valuable. 願以此功徳 普及於一切 我等与衆生 皆共咸仏道 当国沼次生縁 宝永元申子五月六日施主願主敬白奉造立宝塔二世安楽所下古語父村,（銘文）為後世安楽元禄十三天庚辰四月十五日施主敬白. Suwa Shrine Kagura Hall: Village Designated Important Cultural Property, Shimokokobu, Shirasawa Town, Numata City, Suwa Shrine, Designation date: February 3, 1982. After going through the front Torii gate and climbing the first stone steps, you will find the kagura hall. This is about 5.455 m across the frontage of about 1,001 cm facing the shrine. It has a floor height of about 1 meter and a lift stage, which is excellent in the neighborhood. Yama; judge of the afterlife Datsue-ba: Village Designated Important Cultural Property, Shimokokobu, Shirasawa Town, Numata City, Dainichi-do Ruins, Designation date: February 3, 1982. This statue of Enma Daio (1741) is on the pedestal. Three wise monkeys Koshin-do It is unusually well-formed with a memorial service carved on it. Also, Datsuebazou (1745) seems to be the most well-formed among the eight in the village. Old Plum Blossoms of Tenmangu Shrine: Village Designated Natural Monument, Shimokokobu, Shirasawa Town, Numata City, Designation date: February 28, 1996. Tree height about 6m 40 cm, eyes 2m 74 cm. Estimated 250 years old. It is a white plum tree planted near the Tenmangu shrine in a private residence. It is an old plum suitable for the song “Tokaze Fukeba Ume no Hana”, and is in harmony with the Tenmangu Shrine, and is a majestic large tree. In connection with the agricultural land and agricultural roads developed in the Tone-Numata Area Comprehensive Improvement Project in the northern part of Gunma Prefecture between fiscal 1992 and 2003, the effects that are currently manifesting in the development of outsourcing of agricultural work and as a supply base for agricultural products. function enhancement, and progress in interaction between urban and rural areas. In the Tone-Numata area, various prefectural projects, including the Akagi western foot area, which is a national irrigation and drainage project, are being implemented in parallel with this project. The farmland and agricultural roads developed by the project function effectively as one of the foundations for regional revitalization. The area of Numata City, Kawaba Village, Showa Village, and Minakami Town in Tone County is an agricultural area located in the northern part of Gunma Prefecture. An area where the production of dairy cattle is thriving. However, it seems that land productivity was low due to the low maintenance rate of cultivated land due to the complicated topographical conditions. On the other hand, the Kan-Etsu Expressway runs north-south on the west side of the district, and it seems that there are high expectations for it to serve as a fresh food base for the Tokyo metropolitan area. However, it seems that the intra-regional transportation routes connecting the production complexes and distribution facilities to the high-speed transportation network were inadequate. Under these circumstances, this project will comprehensively and intensively develop agricultural land and agricultural roads, improve the productivity of regional agriculture, improve the agricultural structure, and contribute to the revitalization of regional agriculture. As a development of production organization and community farming efforts, the Hochichi southern part farmland was grouped by land readjustment, along with the readjustment of farmland and the development of waterways, and large machinery was used. It seems that it has become possible to work on With this as an opportunity, the “Hocchi Mizuho Union” was established by the beneficiary housing complex. The total area under contract was 2.7 ha in 1997, but increased to 6.6 ha in 2009. In 2004, after the land readjustment project, the Mitsumine Soba Production Association, the White Azuki Production Group, the Gokan and Mitsumine, and the Soybean Production Association were established, and the Gokan Farming Association, which consists of these three associations, was established. The soybeans produced here are sold and processed by the agricultural processing group “Beans” through JA, and are lined up at the direct sales store. As an activity of the agricultural products processing group, in 1999 the agricultural products processing group “Beans” utilizing local agricultural products was established in Minakami Town. Launched in 1995, the company shipped “Tsukiyo Natto（Fermented Soybeans）, etc.,” agricultural products using soybeans produced from the eastern housing complex, etc., to the inns in the town, and nearby supermarkets. Promote local production for local consumption by shipping asparagus to school lunches. Interaction with cities through agriculture Agricultural roads function as roads that form the basis for interaction between cities and farming villages. In addition, some tourists use agricultural roads to go around Oze, Tanbara Plateau（A forest resort where you can enjoy year-round in a national forest at an altitude of 1,200 to 1,550 m）, and other tourist spots and hot springs in the vicinity of the area. A forest of tourist farms surrounds the agricultural road. According to an interview with JA Tone-Numata, there are 108 tourist farms in the vicinity, with a wide variety of crops such as apples, cherries, and blueberries. In addition, tourist farms have gathered along the agricultural road after the completion of the construction, which has improved the ability to attract customers. JA Tone-Numata Gunma brand designated production areas: Asparagus (redesignated in 2003) Natsubijin ® Tomato (redesignated in 2003), Spinach (redesignated in 2003), Lisianthus (redesignated in 2004), Lettuce (Redesignated in 2003), Type of rape (Redesignated in 2006), Tambo no Ousama ® Rice (Designated in 1996), as a definition, the brand production area aims to improve the image of Gunma’s horticultural specialty products and to create production areas with strong market competitiveness. Therefore, it is carefully selected from among many production areas. In particular, the production area has received high praise for raising awareness among producers, strengthening information functions, improving quality, and engaging in consumer promotion activities. This G-brand mark seems to be used only for agricultural products from production areas designated as G-brand production areas by Gunma Prefecture. Items with the G-brand mark are carefully selected and of high quality that we can recommend with confidence. The famous Numata Festival has its roots in the Gion Festival of Suga Shrine（The Sanada clan moved the Numasu Tennogu to the north of Kajimachi in 1590, and in 1612, the first lord of the domain, Nobuyuki Sanada, moved the shrine to its current location in Negi. During the reign of Nobuyoshi Sanada, the second lord of the domain from 1624 to 1644, horse racing ceremonies and portable shrine parades were held. It was renamed Suga Shrine in 1868 because Susanoo no Mikoto was in Susanoo, Izumo Province. Behind the main shrine is Gunma Prefecture’s Natural Monument “Suga Shrine’s Large Japanese zelkova (Naka Town: Designated on March 30, 1954)”.）, which has a long tradition dating back to the Edo period. It is said that Because it is held when the summer work of the farmers has settled down, it is one of the lifestyles of Tone, not only the people of the town but also the neighboring farmers, and it is one of the life calendars of the whole Tone. It is well known that the festival was a source of solace for the hard and harsh agricultural work. In 1970, the “Numata Gion Festival” and the “Numata Festival Commerce and Industry Festival” (an event co-sponsored by Numata City and the Numata Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the purpose of introducing products and developing sales channels) were integrated, and all citizens participated. It seems that it became “Numata Festival”. The current Numata Festival includes the transferral of a sacred object from its place of enshrinement at both Suga and Haruna shrines, the town portable’s elegant festival car (mando; 氏神の御霊) procession, the Sennin dance (floating dance), and the children’s portable procession. In addition, events such as the “Tengu Portable” event, in which about 300 women carry the Great tengu mask in a portable manner, are held every year for three days from August 3rd to 5th, attracting more than 200,000 people. Seems to be. After the war, four centuries of history and tasteful tsukematsuri festivals of each town came together to bring together the “Kanto specialty rough festival” and the “Gion festival” boasting the best in the Kanto region. In 1970, the two major events were combined into one. Due to problems such as traffic conditions, a festival square (pedestrian heaven) was established in 1974, and it seems that the festival was held in it. The “Numata Festival” is held on August 3rd, 4th and 5th every year with more than 200 stalls. enters the busy farming season. Before the war, the portable shrines of Suga Shrine (Tenoh-sama) and Haruna Shrine (Haruna-sama) are paraded side by side, and on the final day, on the 5th, the “mando” of each shrine parishioner are assembled and the mikoshi return home in the precincts of Suga Shrine. It seems that the musical accompaniment continued until the morning of the 6th. Also, during the Numata Gion Festival, the silkworms will be brought to the Numata Festival, so be patient. As part of the life history of Tone, the hard and harsh farm work seems to have been supported by this festival. In the Tone Numata area, green soybeans have been cultivated for a long time. In 1995, the Tone Numata Edamame Subcommittee was established in the same JA. Since its inception, it has been working to pursue the creation of green soybeans with good taste, and through repeated trial and error, it has adopted a cultivation method that emphasizes soil preparation. Today, the group’s green soybeans are branded under the brand name “Mame-oh”, a mineral cultivation, and shipped as high-quality green soybeans. The number of club members in 2021 is 65. It seems that it was planted with a total area of 45 hectares. It was shipped from early June to October, with an annual shipment of about 320 tonnes. About 80% of the plants are Boiled Brown Edamame strains, and the remaining 20% are green beans strains. As for varieties, it seems that 16 varieties selected by the subcommittee are connected and cultivated at each season. Designated varieties are Tsukiyone, Kamifuuka® (GLYSB1021), Koihime (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries variety registration: No. 18019), Yuagarimusume, etc. “Numata City, Gunma Prefecture”, Located in the northern part of the prefecture. About 125 km from the capital Tokyo. Mt. Akagi with Mt. Hotaka etc. 100 Famous Japanese Mountains: Surrounded by mountains on all sides: Long east-west, undulating terrain with altitudes ranging from 250 m to over 2,000 m. A town rich in nature with a total area of 443.46 km2. It borders Tochigi Prefecture at Mt. Suzugatake, Mt. Kesamaru and Mt. Sukai. The city area is the Tone River, which runs through the city area from north to south and Formed by its tributaries Katashina River and Usune River: It extends on one of Japan’s leading river terraces. 15 large and small rivers. It plays an important role as power generation by dam, disaster prevention, and water filling in the metropolitan area. Moisturize the Kanto Plain: The altitude varies from 250 m to 2,000 m in the mountains. Mountains, forests, plateaus, lakes, Rivers, valleys, river terraces, etc. The large-scale and varied natural environment is a major feature. Blessed nature and abundant hot springs: Ski resorts, golf courses, historic sites, “orchards”, the city is one of Japan’s leading tourist destinations. It also plays a major role as a food supply base in the metropolitan area. It occupies 6.97% of the whole prefecture, and about 80% of the city area is forest. The climate is relatively low in precipitation. It belongs to an inland climate with a large difference in temperature between summer and winter and day and night. Fruit trees such as apples, vines and cherries: Vegetable cultivated area of Chinese cabbage, radish, cabbage etc. Also suitable for summer resorts and refreshing. 1532, for more than 300 years leading up to Meiji since Mr. Numata lived in the castle: Mr. Sanada, Mr. Honda, Mr. Kuroda, Mr. Toki, Prosper as a castle town and the center of Tone Region. In 1924, the Joetsu Line of the Japanese National Railways opened at that time. Further development as a distribution center for agricultural and forestry products. After the war, the number of timber-related factories increased against the backdrop of forest resources. Industrial infrastructure is gradually being developed-April 1954, mainly in Numata Town: 利南村, 池田村, 薄根村, 川田村-City system is enforced as a city by merging one town four villages. 新沼田市-In February 2005, merged with Shirasawa Village and Tone Village. Tone-Numata large municipal area（Designated in September 1969）: Government, commerce, information: A nucleated city where other life service functions are concentrated: It also plays a role as a tourist resort in the suburbs of the Tokyo metropolitan area. Sister cities: Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture (affiliated in May 1966) and Interacted with the Füssen, Bavaria, Federal republic of germany (affiliated in September 1995). History of the former Tone Village-Eruption of Mt. Akagi 500,000 years ago: Both banks of the Katashina River were steep and deep valleys. Mt. Akagi, which is located downstream, causes a large eruption. Therefore, the water of Katashina River was dammed up and a lake was formed there. The lake will soon be filled with earth and sand flowing from upstream. And the place where the lake was was a plain. It was around this time that the flat areas of today’s Tone Village were formed. About 10,000 years ago Fukiware no waterfall was born: The Katashina River and Kurihara River merge, and the bottom of the river is greatly scraped, forming a waterfall. The waterfall moves over a long period of time. It is now 750 m back from that time. Mankind about 5,000 years ago: At the time of the Jyomon Period, people lived in the place of the present village. Mankind at that time who lived on a hill with good water access: They took grass and nuts, caught animals and used them as daily food. Large eruption of Mt. Haruna during the Asuka period: It erupted about 1300 years ago during the time of Prince Shotoku（The second prince of Emperor Yomei; 大兄皇子）. At this time, a large amount of dust filled the area. It has not been habitable for a while. Then, about 100 years later, vegetation began to grow again. The people who have returned to nature and have begun to settle in this area are close to our ancestors. Shogunate in the Kamakura period: The era when Kanto first came to the center of politics. Minamoto no Yoritomo’s the biggest hunting of the century was held at the foot of Mt. Fuji. A hunting method that surrounds the hunting ground from all sides and drives prey. 巻狩; The tale of Soga is a war chronicle based on “Revenge of Soga Brothers.” The village also participated in this historic roll hunt with many gifts. Mr. Numata in the Muromachi period: Ancestor-波多野遠義, 嫡子; 大友経家（嫡子; 実秀）（弟; 六郎（菖蒲実経）, 七郎（家通）） （Kyushu Otomo’s ancestor）, 大友実秀 （The second son of Minamoto no Yoritomo’s aide, Moritsuna Sasaki（沼田太郎）: 沼田町史（1947年8月, 群馬県沼田町発行）三浦景泰 （Yatsushiro’s grandson of Miura Tamemichi: 加沢（小林; 滋野氏, 禰津氏）平次左衛門覚書, 1681（1541-1590）, 加沢記, 1782 or 1832; 紅葉山文庫（図書館）覚誉皈本居士）. The Numata Family will construct a large-scale irrigation canal. Thanks to that, it is said that living around here has become very convenient. Also, the birth mother of Kageyoshi, who was the last successor to Mr. Numata: The daughter of Yasukiyo Kaneko（Mino no Kami; Invite my nephew into the castle and kill him: Is it Sanada’s plot? Sanada Awa no Kami Masayuki unified the Chiisadakata region, and in 1583 built Ueda Castle in what is now Nagano Prefecture, creating a castle town that became the prototype of the current central Ueda city area. He is a famous commander who can be said to be the creator of Ueda City. It is commonly believed that he was born in 1547. His father Yukitaka and Yukitsuna followed Shingen Takeda, so his third son Gengoro (Masayuki) was sent as a hostage to Shingen in Kai at the age of seven. It is said that Although he was a hostage, he served Shingen as an inner part attendant (page), and is said to have fought his first battle at the Battle of Kawanakajima when he was 14 years old. Around 1567, he was adopted by the prestigious Muto family of Kai Province, and took the name Kihe Muto. In April 1573, Shingen fell ill in Mikawa and died of an illness on his way back to the battlefield, so Katsuyori Takeda succeeded him as head of the family. Katsuyori left for Mikawa in May 1575, but Kihe’s two older brothers, Nobutsuna and Masateru, were killed in the fierce battle of Shitagahara near Nagashino. As one of Katsuyori’s senior vassals, he was in charge of the management and defense of Kitakami Province, and built Nagurumi Castle in 1579. In 1580, and captured Numata Castle. In March 1582, the Takeda clan was overthrown by Nobunaga Oda, and in June of the same year Nobunaga died in the Honnoji Temple Incident. Under these circumstances, he tried to expand his power while changing subjects to Kagekatsu Uesugi, Ujinao Hojo, and Ieyasu Tokugawa. In 1583, when Chiisadakata County was almost unified, Ueda Castle was built on a strategic location on the Amagafuchi Cliff of the Chikuma River, and at the same time, a castle town was also built. As townspeople’s towns, Unno Town and Hara Town were the core, and Yoko Town, Kaji Town, and Konya Town were also created. The First Battle of Ueda (Kangawa Battle: 天正十三年八月二日, 昌幸は家康へ手切れの返答. これを聞かれた家康は「安房守が言う旨もその道理があるには似ているが, 我既に他所にて替地を出そうと申しているのであり, 安房守の領地を一円に取り上げるというのではない. どうしても沼田を北条家へ渡すことを迷惑に思うならば幾度も訴訟すべきなのに, そうでは無くして我の手を離れ, 敵対の色を立てるのは言語を絶した不届きである. 急ぎ退治せよ.」と, 諸大将を選んで信州上田の城へ向けた. 家康も軍兵を率いて甲州若神子まで出馬. 上田の城へ馳せ向かう先手の人々には, 鳥居彦右衛門元忠, 大久保七郎右衛門忠世, 同治右衛門忠佐, 岡部治郎右衛門正綱, 同弥二郎長盛, 平岩七之助親吉, 柴田七九郎重政を大将とし, その他に, 保科弾正忠正久, 矢代越中守正信, 三枝平右衛門守勝, 曽根内匠助ら大小数多, 信州の先鋒衆, 諏訪安芸守頼忠をはじめ下条, 知久, 遠山, 大草らを案内者として, 総勢七千余騎であったらしい.) occurred in leap August 1585, when the Sanada clan’s Ueda Castle was destroyed by the Tokugawa army after Ieyasu refused to hand over the Numata territory of Kitakami Province owned by the Sanada clan to the Hojo clan. It was the beginning of the attack. Pushing the Tokugawa army back to the Kangawa River and defeating it crushed his military name. The Second Battle of Ueda seems to have happened in September 1600, following the Battle of Sekigahara. His son Nobuyuki followed the eastern army (Tokugawa side), and he and Yukimura as the western army (Toyotomi side) barricaded Ueda Castle. He toyed with Hidetada Tokugawa’s large army heading for Sekigahara from the Nakasen road, pinned the army to Ueda Castle, and delayed their arrival at Sekigahara. However, the Eastern Army won the Battle of Sekigahara, and Masayuki and his son were exiled to Mount Koya in Kishu. 表裏比興; 一致せぬ食わせ者）, who was the master of Okkai Village. Azuchi-Momoyama period Farmers suffering from annual tribute: The era of Mr. Numata’s rule is over, and the lord who ruled this area instead: The collection of annual tribute is very strict, and the annual tribute that cannot be paid is imposed. Therefore, the villagers seemed to have had a very difficult life. Edo Tenwa era: Two people stand up because of the heavy weight of their annual tribute. Rokuroemon Yamaguchi of the Oigami（Medical springs; Simple hot spring: Anticipated efficacy-Muscle pain, Neuralgia, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Arthralgia, Sprain, Disease, Bruise, Cold, Chronic digestive disease, Relieving fatigue, Health promotion, Recovery after illness）and Hanzaemon Aoki of Ohara. The two take their lives to cause prosecute. It was in this era when appeals were strictly forbidden. The complaints were heard and reduced（annual tribute）, and the villagers were able to live with peace of mind. Tone Village was divided into two parts in the Meiji Period: Abolition of the han system of the Meiji Restoration. The Maebashi domain（Matsudaira Echizen family (again）Naokatsu, Naokata）is changed to the jurisdiction of Gunma prefecture. Birth of Tone Village in the Showa period: The range of life has expanded with the times. Azuma Village and Akagine Village merged: Today’s Tone Village was created in 1956. City designated cultural property: 涅槃像の図 : 重要文化財（絵画）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 韓信忍耐図 : 重要文化財（絵画）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 十三仏図 : 重要文化財（絵画）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 千手観世音菩薩坐像 : 重要文化財（彫刻）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 沼須一切経 : 重要文化財（典籍）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 天正十八年下河田検地帳 : 重要文化財（古文書）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 文禄二年下河田検地帳 : 重要文化財（古文書）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 文禄二年下河田屋敷帳 : 重要文化財（古文書）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 真田河内守信吉の墓 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 発智兵部左金吾平為時の墓 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, ‘加沢平次左衛門の墓’ :重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 大蓮院殿の墓 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 慶寿院殿の墓 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 禁芸碑 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 勝軍地蔵雨宝殿 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和52年5月30日指定, 勝軍地蔵と厨子 : 重要文化財（建造物及び工芸品）, 昭和52年5月30日指定, 五大尊図 : 重要文化財（絵画）, 昭和52年5月30日指定, 不動明王坐像 : 重要文化財（彫刻）, 昭和52年5月30日指定, 有孔壷 : 重要文化財（考古資料）, 昭和52年5月30日指定, 奈良古墳群出土品 : 重要文化財（考古資料）, 昭和52年5月30日指定, 上発知町歌舞伎舞台 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和55年8月30日指定, 神明宮大獅子頭 : 重要文化財（彫刻）, 昭和58年9月1日指定, 神明宮の常夜燈 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 平成2年6月7日指定, 追母薬師堂の十王仏 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 平成2年6月7日指定, 戸鹿野八幡宮の絵馬 : 重要文化財（歴史資料）, 平成12年3月1日指定, 正覚寺山門 附－小彫刻「亀仙人」: 重要文化財（建造物）, 平成13年10月1日指定, 新田義宗の木像 : 重要文化財（彫刻）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 五輪塔 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 道標 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 五輪塔 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 灯籠 : 重要文化財（建造物）,昭和57年2月3日指定, 五重塔 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 灯籠 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 宝篋印塔 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 庚申塔 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 宝篋印塔 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 宝篋印塔 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 諏訪神社舞殿 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 閻魔大王奪衣婆 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 伏原殿の染筆 : 重要文化財, 昭和53年3月24日指定, 旧鈴木家住宅 : 重要文化財（建造物） , 平成16年3月8日指定, 町田坊観音堂 : 重要文化財（建造物）, 平成25年3月1日指定, 沼須人形芝居の人形頭及び付属品 : 重要（有形）民俗文化財, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 薄根太々神楽 : 重要（無形）民俗文化財, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 沼須人形芝居 : 重要（無形）民俗文化財, 平成7年1月23日指定, 沼田祇園囃子 : 重要（無形）民俗文化財, 平成7年1月23日指定, 生枝獅子舞 : 重要（無形）民俗文化財, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 平出歌舞伎 : 重要（無形）民俗文化財, 平成12年4月18日指定, 平川古滝庵不動尊奉納の額 : 重要（有形）民俗文化財, 昭和36年4月26日指定, 沼田城跡 :史跡, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 戸鹿野八幡宮 : 史跡, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 荘田城跡 : 史跡, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 川田城跡 : 史跡, 昭和52年5月30日指定, 海野塚 : 史跡, 昭和52年5月30日指定, 小沢城跡 : 史跡, 平成7年3月24日指定, 秋塚9号古墳 : 史跡, 平成11年2月1日指定, うつぶしの森 : 史跡, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 白沢用水 : 史跡, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 正縁塚と一本松 : 史跡, 昭和57年2月3日指定, 義民山口六郎右衛門の墓 : 史跡, 昭和35年5月20日指定, 栗生八幡宮 : 史跡, 昭和35年5月20日指定, 馬かくれスギ : 天然記念物, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 正覚寺のコウヤマキ : 天然記念物, 昭和51年3月30日指定, 上古語父の枝垂れ桜 : 天然記念物, 平成8年2月28日指定, くるま屋の欅 : 天然記念物, 平成8年2月28日指定, 石割桜 : 天然記念物, 平成8年2月28日指定, 雲谷寺の大杉 : 天然記念物, 平成8年2月28日指定, 薬師の楓 : 天然記念物, 平成8年2月28日指定, 平川古滝庵不動尊の境内 : 名勝及び天然記念物, 昭和36年4月26日指定, 古寺の大榧 : 天然記念物, 平成3年10月14日指定, 山妻有のサクラ : 天然記念物, 平成19年2月2日指定. The Tone-Numata Agricultural Cooperative was established in 1992 through a wide-area merger of the 10 JA1 Federation. After that, 1JA joined in 2010, and now it consists of 1 city, 1 town and 3 villages (Numata City, Minakami Town, Katashina Village, Kawaba Village, Showa Village). The jurisdiction is located in the northern part of Gunma Prefecture and occupies about a quarter of the prefecture’s area, with a total area of about 1764 km2. Surrounded by 2,000 m-class mountains such as Mt. Tanigawa and Mt. Hotaka to the north, and Mt. Akagi to the south, the headwaters of the Tonegawa River to the west and the Katashina River from the melted Oze snow to the east, the area is blessed with water and greenery. The soil is volcanic ash with good drainage, and in the summer there is a temperature difference between day and night. The cultivation of large vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, and konjac（pressed vegetable）, a special product of Gunma Prefecture, is popular due to its thriving cultivation. Cultivated items are lettuce, cabbage, spinach, mainly in Showa village, and many summer and autumn vegetables such as tomatoes, green soybeans, sweet corn, and Japanese white radish are produced in the whole area. The tourist industry is also thriving, and it seems that you can enjoy various seasonal fruits such as cherries, grapes, apples, and strawberries throughout the year. In Tone-Numata district, cultivation of green soybeans has been popular for a long time. In 1995, the JA established the Tone-Numata Edamame Subcommittee. Since its inception, it has pursued activities to produce excellent agricultural products with good taste, and through repeated trial and error, it seems that it has adopted a cultivation method that emphasizes soil preparation. At present, our green beans are branded under the name of Mineral Farming “Mameoh” and are shipped as high-quality green beans. In addition, when cultivating, our subcommittee is conscious of making healthy soil and implements reduced chemical fertilizer cultivation (mineral cultivation) with an emphasis on mineral and organic fertilizers. By establishing fertilization standards, it seems that they are trying to unify the quality within the subcommittee. In addition, he uses a traceability system (pesticide use history management system) to thoroughly ensure the proper use of pesticides, and devotes himself to growing high-quality agricultural products every day. Around 2020, Numata Prefectural Tone Jitsugyo High School decided to work on protecting and conserving the endangered Numasu green onion, a traditional vegetable that has been handed down in Numasu Town and surrounding areas in the city. In cooperation with the city and JA Tone-Numata, the students grow the seeds themselves and sell them at events. Numasu Green Onion from the same city has longer, sharper leaves and longer white parts than other green onions. It is considered a green onion with soft flesh that is delicious both grilled and boiled. Cultivated for a long time and formed a major production area in the early Showa period, production declined due to its vulnerability to disease and the need for cultivation. Currently, seven or eight farmers who belong to the Producer’s Union are mainly engaged in the production and sale of green onion seedlings for home gardens. The city has designated it as a “Numata Brand Agricultural Product” and is trying to protect it, but it seems that the trend is continuing to decline due to the aging of farmers and the difficulty of cultivating it. In addition, 21 second-year students of the Biological Resource Course of the Biological Production Department participated in the seed collection work that took place on July 22nd at the same high school’s vegetable greenhouse. According to the principal, traditional vegetables take root in the region for reasons such as local characteristics and climate. It seems that he is greeting you to take pride in the activities you leave behind for future generations. The students pick out the small black seeds by shaking the withered green onion pods of the deceased great man by hand, sift them to remove the dust, pick them up in a bucket of water, and select the good sunken seeds. It seems that he was encouraged to grow up. Long onions are in high demand year-round and are easy to grow because they are relatively free from pests and diseases. Even so, the yield may decrease due to continuous cropping. When we solicited paintings based on the scenery of NUMATA, “Scenery”, we received 382 entries from all 18 elementary and junior high schools in the city. The selected works will be exhibited at the Numata City Zukan “Numata Landscape Painting Exhibition” held at Terrace Numata 4th Floor Civic Lobby Paruku for 10 days from October 28th (Friday) to November 6th (Sunday), 2022. It seems “Takisaka”, a junior high school student with the same surname, Sudo (women), is wonderful. In the Tone-Numata area, forcing cultivation is popular, in which asparagus stocks are dug up in early December and placed inside a greenhouse for heating. This cultivation method was pioneered by local producers in Japan, and is truly the birthplace of this method. Gunma Prefecture’s “butterbur scape” and “udo salad plant” production volumes are among the highest in Japan, and among them, both are actively produced in the JA Tone-Numata jurisdiction, with 50 butterbur scape being produced. It seems that there are about 70 companies producing udo salad plant. By the way, we tend to think that the butterbur is the part of the stem, but the petiole is the part that connects the leaf and the stem. Butterbur scape is a flower bud. Butterbur scape, a wild flower heralding the arrival of spring, when I walk along the ridges of the rice fields, the yellow-green butterbur scapes shine brilliantly in the sunlight among the remaining snow. It has a slightly strong bitterness and a unique aroma. Said to have originated in Japan, this excellent agricultural product has a very long history, and has been eaten since the Jomon period, and cultivation is said to have already begun in the Heian period. It is said to have been cultivated in Japan for ten centuries. Butterbur scape, which is characterized by large leaves, is not butterbur scape that has grown as it is, but butterbur scape that grows from the same rhizome of already grown butterbur. If left as it is, the fluffy white dandelion-like flowers will bloom, so the soft buds in the previous stage are eaten. For the preparation method, cut off the black part of the root, peel off one layer of butterbur scape while soaking in water, and boil it in plenty of boiling water for a few minutes. Then under running water. Usually, it is shipped from mid-January to the end of February. The Tone-Numata area seems to account for almost half of the production in the prefecture. In the Tone-Numata district, butterbur sticks were the main shipment in the past, and Japanese butterbur accounted for about 10% of all butterbur. However, due to the aging population and other factors, shipments have gradually increased, and along with this, new varieties, mainly Japanese Butterbur, have appeared. Also, as it is a representative wild vegetable in spring, I want you to continue to protect it.
Although it is a rare breed native to Japan, it is a cultivated variety that has been improved from wild ones, but most of them are Wase Aichi butterbur. It has long been popular as a wild vegetable in spring, but it seems that most of the products on the market are cultivated. There seems to be a difference in shape and color depending on the region. There seems to be a small outdoor type with red outer leaves and a large cultivated type with light green leaves. If it gets too big, it will taste bitter, so be careful when choosing it. Water butterbur, which is cultivated mainly in the hilly and mountainous areas of northern Gunma Prefecture, is characterized by its deep aroma and softness. In 2007, full-scale cultivation of the prefecture-grown cultivar “Haruibuki” began. Excellent agricultural products that are shipped from December are popular as products that make you feel spring. Spring Ibuki butterbur is a cultivar that has been successfully bred through crossbreeding of cultivars, which had been considered difficult. This cultivar has extremely high yields of spikes compared to those native to Gunma Prefecture, and it seems to have excellent characteristics in terms of quality. In addition, Wase Aichi butterbur is triploid and sterile, making cross-breeding difficult, and the polyploidy of other cultivars has not been elucidated in detail. However, diploids also exist in cultivars, demonstrating their fertility.
It is a perennial plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. “Japanese Butterbur” is a flower that brings spring. It contains a lot of water and dietary fiber and is not very nutritious. However, it is expected to have the effect of discharging waste products, suppressing coughs and making blood smooth.