Swamps Around The World: Japan
If you are from Louisiana, you are very familiar with living nearby swamps. However, there are plenty of impressive swamps all over the world. We continue our “Swamp Tour” around the world. Today, we will take a closer look at a swamp in Japan.
Iriomote Island Mangrove Forest
The Japanese islands are long and thin, stretching over 1869 miles from north to south. This creates conditions for a wide variety of trees, ranging from conifers in the north to evergreen broadleaves, and mangrove swamps in the sub-tropical south. Iriomote Island is in Okinawa Japan’s southernmost prefecture. It is Okinawa’s second largest island and home to the country’s largest mangrove forest. The island of about 112 square miles is largely undeveloped and nearly 90 percent is covered by dense jungle, swamps and mangrove forests. Tourism, agricultural production of pineapple, sugarcane, mango, culture pearl growing and fishing sustain the island economy.
Want To Find Out More About The Country? Visit Japan Fest 2018
Don’t miss Japan Fest 2018 on October 6. Organized by NOMA, the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville and the Japan Club in New Orleans, Japan Fest is the largest celebration of Japanese culture in the Gulf South. It’s a day to sample Japanese cuisine and enjoy traditional dance groups, martial arts demonstrations, tours of our Japanese art collection, fashion shows, and much more.
What To Expect
Admission: $5 | free for NOMA members, teens, and children 6 and under
Japan Club’s $5.00 Raffle for one round-trip airplane ticket from New Orleans to Tokyo sponsored by ANA–All Nippon Airways; drawing will be held at 3:30 pm. Winner will be notified by email!