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Our city of Obanazawa is nationwide counted as one of three cities with the heaviest snowfall. Moreover, in summer, the watermelon, our cities special product, which is well known and we are proud of the volume of production we produce for Japan. In addition, it is the birthplace of the Japanese folk song "Hanagasa Ondo" on the embankment of Tokura Lake in 1921. Tokura Lake is a rainwater lake located in the center of the city used for irrigation.