‘Forest Owl’, a ‘zip line’ on which participants are harnessed to a pulley that slides down a wire rope stretched across a mountain, opened at the Engaru Rock Valley Ski Resort in the town of Engar...
【Tokyo Olympics, Coverage from Hokkaido Venue ②】At Opening Ceremony, choreography by Otaru-raised Hirahara and Olympic logo from Engaru woodJuly 24
The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony on July 23 featured the "Olympic Rings" wooden sculpture crafted in ring shapes designed to represent the Olympic logo. This logo was made with wood from trees grown in the town of Engaru in the Eastern Hokkaido Okhotsk region. The wood used was forest thinning timber from trees that have grown from seeds given to Japan as a gift from countries that participated in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The choreography for Opening Ceremony scenes, including this scene and the scene representing the feelings inside the hearts of athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic, was designed by Central Hokkaido Otaru-raised dancer and choreographer Shintaro Hirahara.
A summer slope, compatible with normal skis and snowboards, opened on June 26 at the Engaru Rock Valley Skiing Area in the town of Engaru in the Okhotsk region of Eastern Hokkaido. Visiting enthusiasts from throughout Hokkaido and beyond could be seen enjoying the mid-summer slopes dressed in T-shirts and the like.
The first ever treetop trekking facility in eastern Hokkaido opened. Visitors can enjoy walking through the courses set in tree-tops near the “Roadside Rest Area, Engaru Mori no Okhotsk” in Engaru Town.