Fukui’s Parent and Child Dinosaur Travel Along Highway for “Hibernation”

Fukui’s Parent and Child Dinosaur Travel Along Highway for “Hibernation”

From Michi-no-Eki Kuzuryu to Warehouse Protected from Snow

On November 25th, before the arrival of the full-scale winter season, two monuments of an adults and child dinosaur, installed at “Michi-no-Eki Kuzuryu” (Asahi, Ono City, Fukui Prefecture), has made its way into a warehouse, to shelter from the upcoming snowfall. The surrounding mountains were covered with white morning frost, as the large dinosaurs were steadily transported along the roughly one kilometer of road.

The adult dinosaur monument’s full length measures at 12 metres, weighing 3 tonnes, while the child dinosaur monument measures at 4.6 metres and weighs 1 tonne. The monuments have become a symbol of the Izumi District within Ono City, giving visitors an enjoyable sight as the dinosaur occasionally roars, while moving its head. To protect the dinosaurs from damage from the snowfall, it stays protected within a warehouse every winter.

On the day of the move, 10 Michi-no-Eki employees and Ono City staff worked together to transport the monuments, with each dinosaur mounted on its own platform, carefully pulled along by a truck; the move took roughly 30 minutes. A woman visiting the Michi-no-Eki, from Kanagawa Prefecture’s Kawasaki City, expressed, “I’m fortunate to be able to see the dinosaurs’ move; it is a memorable occasion”, taking pictures with a smile.

The dinosaurs are scheduled to return to Michi-no-Eki Kuzuryu during the beginning of April.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1213014

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