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    February 18, 2014
    Kaminoyama Castle – Get to Know the History and Overlook the Castle Town (Kaminoyama City)
    Walk around the exhibit room explaining details of the city including ‘Kaminoyama Onsen hot spring’ rooting back to one crane, and look across the broad panorama of the castle town from the observation deck. You will be able to appreciate Kaminoyama Castle better, which was known as a great castle in Ushu while having been…read more
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    February 13, 2014
    Sembei Soup – Criteria to be Qualified as Local! (Hachinohe City)
    Secret lies in how to crack ‘sembei’ According to Hachinohe Sembei Soup Institute, ”three years is enough for you to master just how to make delicious Hachinohe sembei soup, but you need an eight-year training if you want to keep cracking sembei (crackers) into three equal pieces like the logo of that German car.” Why…read more
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    February 10, 2014
    Shirakawa Daruma – ‘Crane and Tortoise’, and ‘Pine, Bamboo, and Plum’ invite Luck (Feb. 11, 2014)
    Matsudaira Sadanobu, who had accomplished one of three greatest revolutionary reforms in the society in the Edo period, injected an idea of producing Shirakawa ‘daruma’ dolls to boost his domains economy. A daruma doll is a piece of folk art, shaped like Dharma and Shirakawa daruma is decorated with crane, tortoise, pine, bamboo, and plum,…read more
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    February 5, 2014
    Kaminoyama Rolls – Taste All of Kaminoyama in One! (Kaminoyama City)
    It tastes like all Kaminoyama! All goodies of Kaminoyama City are packed in original Kaminoyama rolled cake. Its dough contains Yamagata’s brand rice ‘Tsuyahime’ and locally produced ‘La France’ pears for fluffy texture with flavor. Healthy ‘La France konjac food’ is wrapped by whip cream with safflowers, which is the flower of Yamagata. Instead of…read more
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    February 3, 2014
    Yokote Snow Festival – So Hot in Winter! (Feb. 14 to 17 in Yokote City)
      Calm snow festival – ‘kamakura’ Snow keeps falling silently. Accumulated snow turns into a ‘kamakura (snow hut)’ in which water deities are enshrined and people spend time by tasting ‘amazake (sweet fermented rice drink)’ or baked rice cakes. In Yokote of a heavy snowfall area, a kamakura is place for all to fully enjoy…read more

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