Akita Dining Namahage

Explore Japan: Akita’s culture, Geishas and Food

In Japan, which is an island nation, many use cruise ships to circulate around the country. Akita Prefecture situated in the northeastern region of Japan, has three ports: the Akita Port, Funakawa Port and Noshiro Port, where various cruise ships take off from April up to November. Akita Prefecture has a great number of Important…

Enjoy a Very Unique Japanese Dining Experience at This Restaurant in Tokyo!

“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…