AOMORI

AOMORI

The city of Towada in Aomori Prefecture has been concentrating on promoting art in the city with its project called Arts Towada as a means of development. This project began in 2005 and the Art Center opened in 2008. The Towada Art Center, Street Furniture, and Art Square are...

Have you ever traveled to the beautiful prefecture of Aomori in Japan? If you haven't, you should try visiting a popular tourist destination called "Juniko" which is also known as the "Twelve Lakes." It is located in Fukaura town which stands as a collective term for 33 lakes and...

While the rest of the world is still fixated on mizu shingen mochi which is a type of dessert created by Kinseiken in 2013 that looks like a large droplet of water, Japan is now crazy over a new type of dessert. The new dessert is called kokedama ice,...

Japan is a country shrouded with mysteries. An extremely interesting example of one of these mysteries involves a village in Aomori. According to one cosmo archeologist, Wado Kosaka, (along with some of the residents of the village who believe the legend) Shingo village is the final resting place of...

In the northernmost part of Honshu lies a completely preserved ancient settlement dating back to the Jomon Period. These were incidentally discovered in 1992 upon surveying the site for a new baseball stadium. With the start of excavations, it further led to the discovery of burial pits and enough...

The Hachinohe Enburi festival signals the arrival of spring in Japan and is held in the city of Hachinohe, Aomori. The festival occurs annually for 3 days, from February 17-20. Also, enburi is believed to have originated from the Japanese word "eburi" which is a farm tool that dancers...

Aomori is the northernmost prefecture in Japan's main island of Honshu. The prefecture was founded in 1871 since it had become an important seaport in the Edo Period. Today there are many excellent things to see and do in Aomori, here are just a few. Hirosaki Castle commons.wikimedia.org/ Hirosaki is a...

A visit to Lake Towada won’t be complete without a taste of one delicacy that stands out above the rest—the freshly caught sockeye salmon locally known as himemasu. However, there are also other delicacies around the area that locals also recommend with so much pride such as barayaki and...

When summer peaks into a boil in the northernmost prefecture of the Land of the Rising Sun in August it marks yet again the annual celebration of the Nebuta Matsuri festival on August 2-7. Millions of crowds gather every year to see the colorful floats parade on the street....

The Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori Prefecture is probably one of the many festivals in Japan that is not associated with any religious ceremony or temple; and the brain behind the creation of each float—the nebuta-shi—is responsible in overseeing the production of the festival floats from the beginning to the...

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