The summer version Illustration of the Tadami Beech Center poster depicts hikers enjoying a walk in Megumi no Mori Forest -Forest of Grace- located in Fuzawa area, Tadami Town.
In Megumi no Mori Forest, which extends more than 900ha around Ohtaki Sawa River, you can enjoy hiking with a lot of natural blessings such as native beech, fossilized trees, huge waterfront trees and waterfalls.
The illustration shows the area called Shimo no Taki Falls, about 1km after the trekking course of Megumi no Mori Forest.
The monolithic riverbed rock continues along the river to Naka no Taki Falls, which is about 1.2km away from Shimo-no-Taki Falls.
My friends and I walked with guides; the feeling of walking along a continuously flat riverbed was completely different from walking on a normal riverbed, where the stones and dirt would be uneven. I would like everyone to experience it.
(If you are visiting for the first time, I recommend that you walk with a local guide.)
Sawa, -Zawa (suff.)：Stream, Creek or Mountain River
For more illustrations of Forest of Grace, visit the web gallery Tadami's Nature, Scenery and Facilities.（Japanese only）Some illustration information is available in About the Art（English）
More info about the Tadami Beech Centre from the following links:
Buna centre or Japanese Beech tree centre is a local town information centre and museum focusing on research and environmental and cultural conservation work in the surrounding area, located in Tadami town, at the western end of Fukushima prefecture.
Located in a heavy snowfall region in the south-west of Fukushima prefecture on the border with Niigata prefecture. Declared「Shizen shuto・Tadami（Capical of Nature・Tadami）in 2007.
Its natural environment and resources together with the life and culture of its residents were judged particularly valuable among the modern world environment,
In 2014 it was designated as a biosphere reserve under the Man and the Biosphere Program. UNESCO’s Japan committee calls them eco parks.