Toba City

Toba City is  located in Mie Prefecture, on southern Kyushu. Toba City has long historical ties to the ocean, and is home to the famous female ama pearl divers as well as the Mikimoto Pearl Island, the location of the first cultured pearls in 1893. Toba City has also contributed to the U.S. National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. and is a sister city with Santa Barbara, California.

The Toba City plantings took place 7 May 2013, at the Mikimoto Pearl Island and the Citizens’ Forest in Hinoyama Park.

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