written by Ryohei Endo

【Ichinoseki】Baikamo is in full bloom at Oosuzu!Pretty white flowers blooming on the water!

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Good evening, I’m ryo!

Thank you for coming to my Blog.

There’re a lot of wonderful places in Iwate, so I want many people to come to Iwate.

By the way, Do you know ‘Baikamo‘ that live in the clear stream and bloom small white flowers on the water in the early summer? It’s submerged plants with limited growth and conditions.

It’s in full bloom at Oosuzu, Higashiyama, Ichinoseki, which was introduced!

What is Oosuzu?

What is Oosuzu?

Oosuzu is in Higashiyama town, Ichinoseki city, Iwate. It was selected as one of the 20 famous water of Iwate.

In the past, The people who go to worship Dewasanzan purified their bodies with this water.

It is said that the amount of spring water is 21,000t a day. It is used for town water supply.

The water is so transparent that you can see the bottom. Moreover, you can see Baikamo as well as Shizu no Wakkutsu in Rikuzentakata.

Baikamo is in full bloom at Oosuzu!

Baikamo is in full bloom at Oosuzu!

Baikamo is in full bloom at Oosuzu!

Baikamo is a perennial submerged plant of the buttercup family that blooms white flowers in summer. It grows in a stable place with a flowing water temperature of around 15°C, prefers sandy sand, and is vulnerable to water pollution.

Due to this feature, the habitat is limited, and depending on the species, it is also a valuable flower that has been designated as an endangered species.

It grows naturally even at Oosuzu, and now white flowers are blooming on the surface of the water. The small and pretty flowers combine with the surrounding landscape to create a refreshing atmosphere.


It is said that you can enjoy Baikamo for about a month every year. If you are interested, please visit to see the pretty white flowers that bloom on the surface of the water!

Where is Oosuzu?

Where is Oosuzu?
Address Nagasakasatomae, Higashiyama town, Ichinoseki city, Iwate.
Access 【By car】Ichinoseki station ~ Oosuzu about 30min

Oosuzu is about 100m along the river from Zenryuji Temple. It may be a little hard to find, but you can find it by going along the river.