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
An all-encompassing Tsugaru experience~
This shrine resembles the famous Fujimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan, but is by far less known.
The history of the Tsugaru clan enshrined at the foot of Iwaki.
Kuroishi is a small town in the Tsugaru region of Aomori prefecture. It is famous for many different onsen, Komise Street, and the Tsugaru Kokeshi Museum.
On January 1984, Oyama Sankei became a national significant intangible folk cultural asset in Japan. No one really knows when this festival began, and there is much debate whether it started in the Kamakura period or the Edo period. Regardless, it is safe to assume that this festival started a really long time ago, but … Continue reading Oyama Sankei (お山参詣）