Akita Dining Namahage

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Akita Prefecture has a great number of Important Intangible Cultural Assets in Japan such as one of the three major festivals in Tohoku “Akita Kanto Matsuri”, together with a variety of sake and many local dishes. Also, there are Japan folk rituals “Namahage”, registered as UNESCO intangible heritage in the category “Raiho-shin, ritual visits of…

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“Namahage” is a very old tradition in Japan which takes place on New Year’s Eve throughout Akita Prefecture’s Oga Peninsula. During the ritual, demon-like beings are believed to come down to the village from the mountains. They are represented by villagers who dress-up as these demons. This Japanese folklore has been used as the theme…