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Naginata: Balance Through Movement

//By Brianna Hom// At the risk of sounding hipster and condescending, there’s a good chance you probably haven’t heard of naginata. Even among the Japanese, people may have heard of the martial art but only vaguely know what it is. The naginata, whose closest Western equivalent is the glaive, is a tall pole weapon topped … 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.