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Kakunodate Festival

Kakunodate Festival

//By Kristina Tan// Recently inducted into the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, along with The Tsuchizaki Shinmei Shrine Festival in Akita City and the Hanawa Festival in Kazuno City, the Kakunodate Festival is a float festival located in Semboku, Akita. Floats are crashed into each other in a huge display and are pulled into each other … Continue reading


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This collection features creative work from the English-speaking ALT community in Akita, Japan, as well as musings on things to do, see, and experience, from stunning scenery to the strangest of sites. Food, fiction, festivals, music, art, movies, coffee, hiking...all of these have their place here. Our collection is still growing, so fellow Akitans: lend us your ideas and creative output. We want to hear what you have to say.