Traditional crafts, Gourmet, Power spot in Akita prefecture

The Tohoku region is located in the northeastern part⛄ of Japan.🗾

Its area, which extends long to the north, is one-third the size of Honshu in Japan.

The Tohoku region, which is divided into six prefectures in all, has its own unique culture and food, and even in the same Tohoku region, it is surprising that it is completely different.

This time, we will introduce each prefecture in the Tohoku region.

This time is Akita prefecture.👹🌸🚅


-Traditional crafts-

Look at this when you come to Akita Prefecture!

-Odate MagewappaOdate Magewappa

Magewappa is a cylindrical wooden box made by bending a thin plate.

It features the technique of bending and molding Akita cedar boards, and has excellent wood scent, hygroscopicity, heat insulation, and light weight.

The grain of the cedar is used as it is, and you can feel the “warmth” of the wood.



Kabazaiku is a traditional Japanese woodworking craft that is used for tea canisters, small boxes, and cigarette holders.

About 230 years ago, the Satake Kita family, who ruled Kakunodate, introduced the technique from the Ani region, and it was developed as a samurai’s internal job.

The bark of wild cherry blossoms is used, and the bark pattern and the deep and astringent unique luster are the major features of the appearance.



Eat this when you come to Akita Prefecture!

-Damako hot pot (Damako Nabe)

damako hot pot (damako nabe)

Damako Nabe is a hot pot made from Akita Prefecture‘s local cuisine, Damako, which uses Uruchi rice as an ingredient.

Damako Nabe is made by rolling rice into ping-pong balls and is said to be the prototype of Akita‘s specialty Kiritanpo.

Eat with soup stock that contains plenty of chicken meat, auction, burdock, and mushroom umami.



Speaking of pickles in Akita is “Iburigakko” .

Recently, there are many Iburi-gakko dishes that you want to add Iburi-gakko to cheese, fried rice, potato salad, and egg-cooked rice, and they are also active as a versatile condiment ingredient that can be combined with various dishes!


By the way, “Iburi” means smoked, and “gakko” means “pickles” in the Akita dialect. In other words, it means smoked pickles.

-Butter mochi


Akita’s recommended gourmet is “butter mochi,” which is a mixture of butter, sugar, and egg yolk.

Eating while drinking amazake will make you feel happy.


-Power spot (sacred places)-

There are many places called sacred places all over the world, and Sedona in the United States is one of the most famous places.

In Japan, places similar to this sacred place are scattered in each region.

Recently, the place has been coined as a power spot, and trips around the power spot are popular.

A power spot where you can feel the power and wavelength from the nature and buildings of the area, and as a result, you can feel the effects such as “healing, getting energized, feeling refreshed, and expecting benefits”. Would you like to go there too?

-gozanoishi jinjagozanoishi jinja

Lake Tazawa, the deepest lake in Japan.

The Gozanoishi Shrine on the shore of the lake is famous as a power spot for beauty✨.

It also has other benefits for immortality, romance💓, and marriage💕, and is especially popular with women.

gozanoishi jinja

The large vermilion torii gate that protrudes into the lake is very beautiful, and it is recommended to take a walk around the area.

-shinzan jinjashinzan jinja

It is a famous Namahage👹 shrine in Japan.namahage

The benefits are almighty such as good luck, economic fortune, marriage, romance, and family harmoniousness.


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