The Japanese archipelago, situated on top of four tectonic plates, is a place where you can experience the long history of the Earth, and feel the activity of the Earth which continues to this day. Yuzawa Geopark is located right at the center of Tohoku region. Due to the influence of the Sea of Japan and the Ou mountain range, which were created by the earth’s movement, combined with the effects of the Tsushima current, this is a region of heavy snowfall, the like of which is not seen elsewhere in the world. Why does life continue to go on in Yuzawa, this region of such heavy snowfall? The clue lies in what we call “hidden volcanos”. In Yuzawa, from ancient times right up to the present day, the minerals, water and geothermal heat originating from volcanic activity, which we call the Earth’s blessings, have enabled us to develop industries and live prosperously in this land. Even faced with the changes happening around the world, and especially with overcoming the challenges presented by the changing Earth, we will continue to move forward and look to the future with the blessings of this rich land. Everyone, let’s seek out the hidden volcanos of Yuzawa.