Groundbreaking ceremony for Hyper-Kamiokande held in Hida, Japan: Due to start operation in 2027

28/May/2021

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Hyper-Kamiokande, a new world-leading international scientific research project which is set to start experiments in 2027, was held at its construction site in Hida City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan on May 28, 2021. As nine areas including Tokyo and Osaka were under the COVID-19 state of emergency, about half of the 50 participants attended online.

The kuwaire no gi (a groundbreaking ritual) carried out in front of the access tunnel of Hyper-Kamiokande in Hida City

More details on UTokyo website.

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