Pre-Opening Tour To Moomin Valley Park
On Thursday March 7th we joined the Finish Chamber of Commerce on a Pre-Opening tour to the Moomin Valley Park in Hanno, Saitama prefecture. Moomin Valley Park, to be opened on Saturday, 16 March, is the second phase of the Metsä Project. The first phase, Metsä Village opened on 10 November 2018. Along with members of the other Nordic Chambers we got a guided tour around the Moomin Valley Park led by Robert Hirst, the Representative Director of Moomin Monogatari, Ltd..
After the tour we had a dinner together inside the Metsä Village, where our participating Corporate Members also had the opportunity to talk with the park’s management regarding possibilities for future collaboration.
It can be mentioned that Tove Jansson, the author of the Moomin books, was herself a Swedish-speaking Finn, and thus a great symbol for Nordic cross-border collaboration. And indeed, the Metsä Village represents all the Nordic countries: At the village there’s even a Norwegian-inspired bar named “Utepils”! We hope that Moomin Monogatari, Ltd. will succeed in attracting even more interest to the Nordic region in Japan, and that there will be more opportunities for Norwegian companies to cooperate on the Metsä Project in the future.
You can visit the official site of the park here: