There are vending machines that make brown rice polished everywhere in Akita being famous for rice planting. People often use this, because having just polished rice is fresh and delicious.
Hachirogata lake in Akita is famous for smelt fishing on ice. My landlord caught and gave me some. I fried and ate them, and thought that winter was not bad.
This shoes maker is at Otaru city, Hokkaido where is the northernmost of Japan and heavy snow area. I think they are non-slip, in fact, I have fallen down only two times in two years. The information is as of November 21th 2017.
Akita is producing many apples. Apples are on sale at specialty shops along the street. The information is as of October 27th 2017.