As autumn deepened, the winter enclosure of trees began at Takada Joshi Park in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture.
Winter enclosure is the process of putting up poles and tying down trees with ropes to prevent branches and other trees from breaking under the weight of snow. On the first day, Thursday the 20th, work began on the lawn in front of the Churyotou.
Eight people, dispatched by the park superintendent and the Silver Human Resources Center, skillfully surround the trees with bamboo. The ropes are tied in “Otoko-bari,” which is difficult to untie.
Naoki Miyazaki, Park Superintendent
Safety comes first, as it always does. I hope you will enjoy walking around the unique scenery of the winter enclosure.
Work will continue until early December on approximately 5,000 shrubs, including satsuki and azalea trees. The winter enclosure of the bronze statue will begin on the 16th of next month.
Address: 44-1 Honjo-cho, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture
Access: <Railway> Hokuriku Shinkansen Joetsu Myoko Station ⇒ Go to Takada Station on the Echigo Tokimeki Railway. 15 minute walk from Takada Station. <Car> There is a parking lot in the park.