These two cute paper crafts are the mascot of the Itoigawa Geopark, Japan. The left is Germaru, and the right is Nuna. The Itoigawa Geopark is situated in the westernmost end of Niigata Prefecture, Japan, near Toyama and Nagano. The area is crisscrossed by rock strata from different ages ranging from jade-bearing strata formed 500 million years ago to metamorphic rock strata from 3000 years ago. With elevations ranging from 0 to 2,766 meters above the sea level, the rugged terrain is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. The Itoigawa Geopark boasts the world's oldest jade culture as well as a salt trail that runs along a fault line. Signs of Earth's early history as well as the bounty of Mother Nature can be seen everywhere throughout the geopark and are also closely bound up with the lives of the local people. Thanks to the area's unique geology, seafood from the Sea of Japan, ingredients harvested from the land as well as famous local wines have given rise to a delicious and distinctive style of cuisine.
Come join us now in exploring 500 million years of geological history as you take a stroll through Itoigawa!
For more informations you can visit the official website here. You can download this mascot paper craft from here: Itoigawa Geopark Mascot - Nuna and Geomaru Free Paper Craft Download