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Akita in The New York Times

Recently, The New York Times posted an extensive article about a local Kakunodate artist who is working on selling his products not only locally but also internationally. The article profiles the artist, his business, and his plans to expand to the international market. A Japanese Craft Founded on Wild Cherry Trees

Dance of the Fire-Swingers

// by Jessie Fast // When the term “fire-swinging festival” is being thrown around (no pun intended), it’s only natural to feel intrigue, followed quickly by an overwhelming desire to participate. Hiburi Kamakura Matsuri, perhaps better translated as the “fire dance festival,” is held every February in downtown Kakunodate in celebration of the lunar new … Continue reading

Best Way to Enjoy the Fall Colours

// by Katie Yantzi // I’m all for autumn hikes, but with a season as damp and rainy as this year’s, hiking doesn’t strike me as the most desirable way of enjoying Akita’s burst of colourful leaves. Nor is a rain-soaked trek in the woods a good motivator for getting out of bed on a Saturday. So, last weekend, I … Continue reading