Glittering delicacies that veteran staff polishes ~ Gifu Hyakunen Park ~
The attraction of Gifu Prefecture Hyakunen Park is naturally natural. The trees and flowers brought up dynamically in the vast grounds are the hallmarks of this park and can be said to be proud of. However, there is one more thing to be proud of in the park here. That is the restroom. It is said that all the people who used it are dreadful and come back with smile in the restroom which is always cleaned cleanly and kept cleanly. There has been the effort of veteran staff responsible for cleaning the bathroom for many years.
I tried, invented and finally got beautiful
There are 10 restrooms on the ground of the huge park of 100 hectares of the 100-year park of Gifu Prefecture. All of them are always clean and clean, and there are always beautiful flowers. It is a beautiful job by the staff in charge of cleaning. Above all, Mr. Ichie Ueda who has been involved in this work for over 10 years is the oldest staff in this park. It was said that there were a lot of hardships to get a comfortable restroom to this point.
"I have been in charge of cleaning the bathroom three times a week in this park since about 10 years ago. At the beginning, the dirt was so bad that I could try to clean it, try various detergents, various things I tried to use a tool to brush it in. For 5 or 6 years, I spent twice as much time trying and trying to get it wrong. In recent years, cleaning has become very easy.
Being useful to someone makes me happy
Ueda-san cleans quickly while rotating one by one in his own car. Once cleaned, it is customary to use flowers at the end.
"I brought flowers that bloomed in the garden of the house, and they were activated at the end of the cleaning. The flowers have never been exhausted all year round. There are also people who will give me some help, but I'm happy to be able to do so. This time, the chrysanthemum flower of various colors, you see, it's beautiful, reuse plastic containers and plastic bottles and flower vases The reason is that in this area it gets cold enough that the water freezes in winter, and if it is a glass vase it may break. "
Ueda is in charge of cleaning the bathroom for about 10 years. Every morning, I am completely familiar with the regulars who come for a walk, and the children who come to the park for a walk at a nursery school. If you meet in a timely manner while cleaning, you will have a greeting, a high-touch with the children, and a smile communication.
"I'm glad I can see a lot of people in the park. The cleaning job is fun too, but I also like to help care for the flower bed and sow flower seeds. I think it's really a happy thing to be able to work well in this way and to be useful to someone until this age.
The restrooms of the Gifu Hyakunen Park are always comfortable because the staff of Ueda and other staff cleans me happily and happily. It is the pride of this park that is the refined bathroom.
Text / Gifpa editorial department photographer / Komizu Shimizu
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It has been there for many years without change. Because parks are such places, various people visit every day, and only the number of people produce stories. The Little Things in the Park is a small story of the park and those who love the park.