Morioka is a castle town and has a history of almost four hundred
years. Iwate Park was once the site of Morioka Castle. The castle is also
known a Kozukata Castle. Takuboku Ishikawa (1886-1912) who was born in the
suburbs of the city is one of Japan's well-known poets. He attended school
in Morioka and often came to the park. A memorial in the castle grounds
"Lolling in the grass of Kozukata Castle
The sky drawing up
The spirit of a fifteen year old"
People are warm - hearted in Morioka.
The Morioka Orchid society was founded in March 1991 by enthusiasts
living in Morioka city. Today the society's membership includes about 40
people. We became an affiliate of AOS in 1995. Sharing our experiences and
enjoying the@camaraderie of other folks who have caught orchid fever are
the goals of our society.