Travel Blogs from Kitakami
The next day our path took us past Fukushima. A major city in the north, but clearly not as packed as the major cities in the south, with fewer highrises and a look similar to the suburbs of those cities. Our destination was the Hiraizumi, once the centre of a mighty empire but now a sleepy village living off the memories of a distant past. One legend even has it, that Ghengis Khan originated from here, after the fall of this ...
... Handicraft Village where traditional Japanese crafts and culinary delights came alive. For starters, we made Nambu sembei rice crackers, which is done in a similar fashion to making waffles but on a much smaller scale. Walking through the village, we watched on as local artisans carried on years of tradition by perfecting their craft of Nambu-tekki, wooden toys, pottery, ceramics, dyed goods and local sweets. For lunch, my homestay family arranged for ...
... I have not yet seen any livestock. One or two rice fields, yes, but not a single cow.
Beth commented on the peculiarity of the natural vegetation on the hillside. Along with the standard broadleaf trees that you would find across temperate Europe are interspersed species that we would only find in garden centers; ornamental specimens for experimental horticulturalists. This mixture of the everyday and the exotic gives a certain unreality to the ...
I wrote previously about the haystacks; the origami arrangements around vertical poles that stood, so I described, like rows of shaman caught mid-dance. We have just had an opportunity to inspect some of these up close and it transpires that the machine in the fields is not a combine harvester but merely a reaping machine, and the straw stacks still have their ears of ...
... 32068;ӌ 9;など) geschmissen (bzw. gekauft haben, kann man ja auch in den Shops hier) und die dann aber nicht bei der jeweiligen Gruppe mitgegangen sind - deshalb wissen wir auch das sie die Kleidung scheinbar nur gekauft haben. Da das ziemliche Nerds waren meinte der böse Andi - "Dachte das ist ein Matsuri und kein Schiachperchten-Lauf". Okay ich war auch nicht netter: "Nöö das is Matsuri-Cosplay". Weiß nicht für manche muss man sich ...
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Other places to stay in Kitakami
1-2-1 Kawagishi, Kitakami | 3 star hotelfrom $49
1-1-34 Odori, Kitakami | Hotelfrom $53
1-3-4 Kawagishi, Kitakami | Hotelfrom $50
1-2-12 Aoyagi-cho, Kitakami | 3 star hotelfrom $64
1-14-1 Kawagishi, Kitakami | Hotelfrom $53