The Teshio River ice melting time guessing quiz is held every year in Nakagawa Town in northern Hokkaido.
The long winter, when the Teshio River freezes over and becomes a snowfield, is coming to an end, and this year the door to spring quietly began to open at 19:08 on March 25.
Official clock of Spring Sending in Nakagawa Quiz
March 23, Teshio River in the frozen snowfield
March 25, Teshio River begins to thaw
JR Soya Main Line and Teshio River
Mother deer and fawns