Saitama. Tove Janssen Akebono Children’s Forest Park
Tove Janssen Akebono Children’s Forest Park, which boasts an even longer history than Moomin Park, is also located in Saitama prefecture, and was opened in 1997. Inside the park you can also find the signature blue bathing hut with a pointed roof as well as the house of the Moomin family. Here you will not find any amusement facilities nor performances, but when the autumn foliage season arrives, the scenery is simply spectacular and otherworldly. In the park, you can observe family outings of various cultures. Japanese children run wild, touching mud curiously while their parents keep an eye at a distance, without fussing even when their children get dirty. Beside them, tourists, on the other hand, keep taking photos with their children and admiring the scenery through only their lenses, which is quite a pity.
looking at the photos and reading articles. Each word and sentence conjures up images. An enthusiast of Japanese culture, I would like to leave a record of my own memories of the Heisei Era before the new one begins.