Daruma, Japanese traditional doll
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Try Your Hand at Painting Traditional Dolls at a Traditional Folk Art Village

Sponsored by The Tourism Association of Central Region in Fukushima Prefecture The History of Takashiba Dekoyashiki (Workshop) During the Edo Period, this area was part of the Miharu Clan territory, and the local toys at Takashiba Dokoyashiki Doll House are often referred to by this…
Sokushinbutus refers to the practice of self-mummification that was followed by a mountainous dwelling sect of Buddhist monks who were called Shugen-do.
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Sokushinbutsu: Pay Your Respects to Japan’s Self Mummified Buddhist Monks

Sponsored by The Tourism Association of Central Region in Fukushima Prefecture What is Sokushinbutsu? Throughout Northern Japan you can find them, scattered among the mountainous regions of Yamagata and Fukushima Prefectures. Tucked away in small inconspicuous temples are a handful of monks who willingly chose…
Japanese fan for Nichibu dance
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Step into Traditional Japanese Culture: Kimono’s and Nichibu Dancing

Sponsored by The Tourism Association of Central Region in Fukushima Prefecture Koriyama Koriyama city is located in central Fukushima Prefecture. Because of its convenient location, and because both the Tohoku and Banetsu Highways and the Shinkansen run through the city, it acts as the commercial capital…
dinner urashin
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Staying with Locals at Minshuku, Surrounded by Snow in the Uonuma Countryside

Sponsored by UONUMA City Tourist Association Uonuma is a small city in Niigata prefecture. The area is known for the heavy snowfall during winter. This area is excellent for skiing and snowboarding. The ski-resort Suhara is a 5-minute walk from Urashin Minshuku and several courses are…