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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

Akita Culture Renewal

Dun dun dun DUN. (Wishing I had sound effects here) Hi everyone! My name is Kristina Tan, and I am restarting the Akita Culture webpage in 2017 as the new head editor and a current 2nd year Akita JET. I’m hoping to build a more robust profile on the site with plenty of travel information, … Continue reading