○ Chiriku Doi Park (Lotus Park)
Chiriku Doi Park Overview

Chiriku Doi Park, in accordance with the prefectural road maintenance work, in order to convey to posterity the thousand chestnut doi that disappeared, was certified as the Saga Prefecture Cultural Property in 2000, a part of the Chiriku Doi town was a park. Chiriku Doi is said to have been about 12 km from the Miyaki-machi Chiriku District to Sakaguchi District, now on a embankment to prevent flooding. The great man of civil engineering and the flood control business in the Saga Plain in one of the business performed by Shigeyasu Hyogo, we continued to protect the local population for about 300 years since the embankment. It has been done by the embankment maintenance of the Chikugo River, but it is preserved in the park as the original figure about 200m. There is a hasuike of about 9,700 ㎡ in the site of 3000 Tsubo, and three kinds are bloom from the end of July every year to the middle of August. The figure which blooms slowly in the early morning is loved by the people outside the town as a refreshing feeling to forget the heat of the summer.

千栗土居公園

Two thousand years Lotus
(OGA Lotus)

It was discovered from the strata of about 2,000 years ago at the Higashi-Kosei farm in Hanakigawa-ku, Chiba, 1951 Named Ogahasu after Dr. Ichiro Oga, the discover. The last one grain will bloom over the time of 2000 years by the hand of Dr. Ohga, and the seed which has been excavated total three grains ends in the failure. The number of petals is a single blooming of fourteen to twenty, and the flower color is characterized by a vivid pink color. Two thousand years in the town of Miyaki, the seed was received from the Temple of the city of Takyu. It had a hard time in growth, and it finally blossomed in fifth year after trial and error. This mysterious lotus beyond the imagination is now pleasing to the eyes of many people.

二千年ハス

Mai Himeren

Maihime Ren is a hybrid of "Two Thousand Years Lotus" and "Prince Ren". In the autumn of 1960, the Lotus, named "Prince Lotus", was subsequently mated with the "Two Thousand Years Lotus" since the visit Crown Prince married couple had inherited the American yellow lotus Seed. In 1966, in the pale yellow, the edge of the valve blossomed into a flower color of two thousand years of Lotus light and yellow of the Prince Lotus. The number of petals is 22 to 25, the flower diameter is 30 ~ 32cm and large flower volume. This graceful and shiny lotus was presented to the Crown prince and his wife. It took indeed six years until flowering in Miyaki town. It is a dainty and proud lotus which inherited the grace of the Lotus Mystery and Prince Lotus for 2,000 years. The seeds were also handed over from the Temple of St. Light in Takyu City.

舞妃蓮

The Hasune episode in the early childhood of the city village Kiyoshi

In Saga Prefecture, the production volume of Lotus root is the third place nationwide . Kiyoshi Ichimura the founder of the Richo Sanai group, from Miyaki-cho, Saga Prefecture,was born and raised near Chiriku Doi park and helped to dig the lotus from an early age. The words of the Lotus are "pure Heart", "Holiness" and "Love that goes Away" In Buddhism, the figure of a lotus that blooms beautiful flowers from the muddy water is a symbol of Buddha's wisdom and mercy. The origin of Ichimura, who has the tenacity and steadiness that has built up the Ricoh Group, has endured various woes, and may be the experience of Lotus root digging, which has hardened the mind and body while shaking the cold in this land.

Kiyoshi Kimura's childhood
Lotus Root Episode

In Saga Prefecture, the production volume of Lotus root is the third place nationwide . Kiyoshi Ichimura the founder of the Richo Sanai group, from Miyaki-cho, Saga prefecture, was born and raised near Chiriku Doi park and helped to dig the lotus root from an early age. The words of the Lotus are "pure Heart", "Holiness" and "Love that goes Away" In Buddhism, the figure of a lotus that blooms beautiful flowers from the muddy water is a symbol of Buddha's wisdom and mercy. The origin of Ichimura, who has the tenacity and steadiness that has built up the Ricoh Group, has endured various woes, and may be the experience of Lotus root digging, which has hardened the mind and body while shaking the cold in this land.