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~
It’s been a year since I first moved to Japan for the JET Programme. The first thing I got to experience in Aomori was Nebuta. Even though I arrived too late to see Hirosaki Neputa and Aomori City Nebuta, I was lucky to catch Goshogawara Tachineputa. First I want to talk a little bit about … Continue reading Goshogawara Tachineputa Festival
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.
This shrine resembles the famous Fujimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan, but is by far less known.
Explore the western coast of Aomori!
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.
Lamp no Yado Aoni Onsen is a traditional Japanese inn located in the secluded mountains of Aomori Prefecture. Keeping with the traditional atmosphere of the place there is limited to no electricity as well. The entire facility at night is lit only by oil lamp
The most important shrine in Eastern Aomori
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）