Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Yokote Kamakura (Snow Huts)

Playing in snow huts is a popular pastime in winter for children living in the heavy snowfall areas. They make snow huts called "Kamakura " in which they play games and eat traditional delicacies. Yokote...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : World’s Best Sake!

Vital elements to making great sake include fresh water, clean rice, fermentation starter and proper temperature. The Tohoku region, characterized by harsh winters, unpolluted water and dry air, is known across Japan for having...

Oga Peninsula – Akita

  The rugged peninsula, projecting west into the Sea of Japan, is home to the Namahage ogres (demon-like characters) in traditional Japanese folklore. Some of the breathtaking vistas include extensive cliff coastlines, the “Godzilla Rock”...

Kanto Festival Japan [Kanto Matsuri]

Kanto Matsuri Akita City, Akita Prefecture Aug. 3 - 6 Highlight: see participants balance 50kg lantern poles A chorus of bamboo flutes signals the start of the festival and immediately various groups of men hoist the 12-meter...

Kanto Matsuri

Designated as one of Tohoku's top three festivals, the Kanto Matsuri is a sight to behold. The name "Kanto Matsuri" does not mean that it is in the Kanto region, "Kanto" is the name...

Kamakura Matsuri (Snow Hut Festival): More than Just Igloos!

Kamakura festivals, often held on the day of the first full moon of a new year (around mid-February) to pray for household safety and a bumper grain harvest, are traditional events in the Tohoku...
woodworks made out of sakura trees

Woodworks Made Out of Sakura Trees

Senboku, Akita Known as the Little Kyoto of Michinoku, Kakunodate used to be a prosperous city ruled by the Satake-kita clan. The town, featuring well-preserved samurai houses and merchant mansions, always attracts a...

Look for sweets made by locals with plenty of love

Expect a vibrant spring and summer after the long and formidable winter! Be amazed by Tohoku’s sweets and fruits. Babahera The sight of ice cream being sold under colorful parasols on the streets may be reminiscent...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Akita Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Akita Akita Prefecture 19 ~ 24 [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1L-30yQ0OD2vbap0zFV4xsIYXxgs&z=8&ll=39.5446249,141.3658261&w=700&h=600] 19 Mount Moriyoshi (森吉山) in Kita-Akita A photo posted by @mado.ca on Oct 22, 2015 at 12:58am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d48911.59776488849!2d140.4787875989633!3d39.9866671393022!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f85519bb5bf37df%3A0xf8a839b3ad9ea778!2sMt.+Moriyoshi!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1475652264673&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning of October Color...

Scrumptious Winter: Iburigakko & Kiritanpo Hot Pot, Akita Prefecture

Kiritanpo Kiritanpo, mashed, steamed rice in the shape of a cylinder, is a specialty that is welded strongly on the identity of Akita Prefecture. In the past, kiritanpo was an easy-to-carry preserved food used primarily...