On September 14th and 15th, the Rikuzentakata Miracle Pine, the one lone pine tree in Iwate that survived the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster, will be unveiled as a symbol of hope at this year’s IBC Festival in Takizawa, Iwate. Organized by the Bureau of Locally Manufactured Goods, the IBC Festival will mark the pine’s first public appearance since the tree was transplanted in December last year.
With roots that stretch over an area of 13.3 x 12.5 meters, the intrepid pine tree was moved to its current location. An information panel will be onsite to talk more about plans for the tree’s preservation.
The IBC Festival will open from 9:30AM to 4:30PM on Saturday and close at 4PM on Sunday. Industrial wares will be available for purchase and visitors can enjoy some stage performances. An exhibition organized by the local fire department and a disaster safety drill demonstration done by helicopter are also scheduled to take place at the event.
For more information, please contact the IBC Iwate Television Broadcasting and Business Development Department at 019-623-313.