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秩父市について/About Chichibu City

 このブログへのアクセスログを見ると、昨日のノラ・ベステルボッテン紙に紹介していただいたおかげで、スウェーデン国内(シェレフテオ市内)からのアクセスが見られるようになりましたので、この機会にシェレフテオ市民向けに秩父市の紹介をさせていただきたいと思います。

Because of yesterday's article in Norra Vasterbotten, it seems that some people in Skelleftea get interested in this blog. Therefore I'd like to introduce our city, Chichibu, to everybody in Skellefteå.

Chichibu City is located in the western part of Saitama and is located about 60-80km from the heart of Tokyo. Most of the Chichibu region has been designated as a National or Prefectural Park. It is blessed with natural environment. The Arakawa River flows through the center of Chichibu's area, and there are four dams. Because this area holds about 15% of all of Saitama, at 577.69 square km, there are many mountainous districts. About 87% of Chichibu's area is covered by forestland.

On April 1, 2005 Chichibu City, Otaki Village, Arakawa Village and Yoshida Town merged together forming the new Chichibu City. In the past lumber, silk and cement industries flourished. Now, Chichibu is famous for its fabrics. Recently, the electronics industry has been growing as a major local industry. And we also trying to regenerate the industry  related to wood by utilizing our forest resources such as bio-energy projects. With its abundant resources for tourism because of events such as Chichibu Night Festival and Pilgrimage of 34 temples, Chichibu attracts many people from different parts all over Japan.

And further detailed information is written in Chichibu City's website. Why don't you visit our website?
- English version is
HERE (Sorry, only a summary of our city and tourist attractions)
- Japanese version is
HERE (Even if you don't understand Japanese, you can see some pictures on our site!! Don't miss it.)

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Welcome Kaneta-san!
I sincerely hope you, as well as your family, will enjoy your stay in Skellefteå.

I get amazed and happy each time I hear that there are japanese visitors in Skellefteå.
It may sound silly, but knowing that makes me feel like Japan is much closer than it really is.
And for someone like me, who is in love with Japan, visited last year and wishes wholeheartedly to return as soon as possible; the fact reassures.

Well, anyway... good luck on all collaborations between Sweden and Japan as well as for you and your family.
Youkoso!

投稿: Emma | 2007年6月19日 (火) 00時05分

Hej Emma-san,

Tack för kommentaren! I'm really glad to hear that here is a person who loves Japan like you.
Chichibu is not far from Tokyo. If you have a chance to visit Japan again, please visit our city. I'm sure you will be welcomed by people in Chichibu.

It has passed two months since I moved here. I found Skelleftea is a lovely place, and peaceful with beautiful nature. And I also feel Swedish people are very nice. I'm looking forward to seeing many people during my stay here.


Tack igen!

投稿: kinta(Kaneta) | 2007年6月19日 (火) 02時28分

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