Dake-Kimi 嶽きみ

Have you ever heard of dake-kimi?  If you live in Aomori the name might sound familiar, but it’s most easily recognizable in Hirosaki! Kimi is the Tsugaru word for tomorokoshi, meaning corn. Dake is the name of the district at the foot of Mt. Iwaki. So in short Dake-kimi means corn grown and harvested in … Continue reading Dake-Kimi 嶽きみ

Hirosaki Castle Park 弘前公園

Hirosaki is famous for it’s beautiful cherry blossoms and delicious apples. The most famous place in Hirosaki is definitely the Castle Park. This is where you can find the cherry blossoms in spring, beautiful chrysanthemums in Autumn, impressive sculptures made of snow in winter, and lush green trees in summer. The park is a great … Continue reading Hirosaki Castle Park 弘前公園

The Five-Storied Pagoda at Saishoin 最勝院五重塔

Hirosaki is home to many beautiful and historic landmarks, one of which is the Five-Storied Pagoda at Saishoin. The pagoda is said to be the most beautiful pagoda in all of Tohoku.

Tsugaru Nuri 津軽塗

Tsugaru Nuri is a traditional lacquer ware craft from the Tsugaru region of Aomori prefecture. This craft is centralized in Hirosaki city and has an extensive history that dates all the way back to the Edo Period.

Cherry Blossoms in Hirosaki 2020

Enjoying cherry blossoms while the world was slowly shutting down. The beautiful cover photo is from Tasha Nguyen an Hirosaki ALT~