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Iwate’s Sanriku Coast

A Vision of Beauty //By Kristina Tan// One of Iwate’s claim-to-fame sites is the Sanriku Coastline, one of the most beautiful, natural seaside areas I, personally, have ever seen. There are various sightseeing areas, but amongst the most famous are the Kitayamazaki Cliffs in Tanohata and Jodogahama Beach in Miyako. In between is Ryusendo Cave, … Continue reading

Prose Poetry: Langoliers・ラングリアーズ

//By Alexander Rhoades// You can’t see it yet, but you can feel it. That little pearl of fear in the pit of your stomach which tells you that you are, without a doubt, beginning to fall. Your breath is still haggard from the last time. Your lungs still sucking air through the narrow scream that … Continue reading

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

Photos: LIGHTS

Aizuchi Trouble

//By Marika Jackson// For more, visit http://marikascomics.blogspot.com/ and http://mikeandowly.com/

Corporate Kendo Competition: In Photos

//By Jessie Fast//

Not Wholly Whole: Hafu Film Review

//By Keith Ikoma// On May 31st, I attended a showing of the film Hafu in Akita City. Some background about me: I am half-Japanese, and Hafu is about half-Japanese people and their experience in Japan. However, I am from Vancouver, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There is a significant Asian influence … Continue reading

Rice Cooker Recipes

//By Jessie Fast// Most of us here in Akita find our culinary skills strangled by our tiny kitchens. Without real ovens, without more than one stovetop burner, without freezers big enough for a bag of edamame and a beer, it can be difficult to find interesting meals to cook and interesting ways to cook them. … Continue reading

The Top Ten Things the Internet Does Wrong: Part Five

This is the fourth part of a five-part series. The first part can be found here, the second here, the third here, and the fourth here. //By Andrew Lewis// Top Ten Lists This got rather serious rather quickly.  But what good is a top ten list if it doesn’t escalate? Nice segue, right? Yeah, top ten lists seem like … Continue reading