Date

Jul 21 2024 - Aug 18 2024

Time

All Day

Cost

Free

Area

(1) Hokkaido Area

Hokuryu cho sunflower fes 2024

In the summer of 1979 (Showa 54), inspired by the sunflower fields dedicated to sunflower oil that a Hokuryu Agricultural Cooperative employee encountered during a cooperative training visit to the former Yugoslavia, sunflower cultivation began in Hokuryu. The Agricultural Cooperative Women’s Division initiated a movement to cultivate one sunflower per household. The town revitalization volunteer group, “Hokuryu Town Ryutopia Association,” was established, and in 1987 (Showa 62), the first Sunflower Festival took place.

Subsequently, the sunflower village faced significant damage from typhoons and tornadoes. Despite these challenges, the residents of Hokuryu bravely confronted the difficulties, uniting with one heart and cooperating in reconstruction efforts. The cultivation of sunflowers by Hokuryu junior high school students marked the beginning of “Global Sunflower Cultivation.” Over 20 years, various initiatives, including the voluntary sunflower field mowing support campaign “Sunflower Village Mowing Crusade,” have been carried out, and these activities continue to be passed down to this day.

Bathed in the midsummer sun, the splendidly blooming sunflowers embody the “vitality of life,” representing the passionate spirit of the people of Hokuryu.


 

 

Event Overview

 

Location: Hokuryu Town, Sorachi District, Hokkaido

Key Points:

  • Best Viewing Period: Early August
  • During early August when the sunflowers are in full bloom, the town echoes with exclamations of “amazing!”
  • The number of days for sunflowers to reach full bloom in Hokuryu Town (from sowing to flowering) varies depending on the average temperature, with an approximate duration of around 75 days.
  • Due to annual variations in climate and soil conditions, the flowering status of sunflowers may differ each year.
  • Typically, from the last week of July to around Obon in August, some areas will be in full bloom.

Admission:

  • Free

 

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