I see that a lot of sake made in Akita on sale at the local supermarkets. “Takashimizu” is the popular brand also in Tokyo.
“Shikon-zome” is dyed with Lithospermum erythrorhizon, “Akane-zome” with Rubia akane, they are vegetable dyeing. They have been inherited in this area for long time because Kazuno has a lot of the materials naturally. Event: Traditional Dy…
The neighbor Aomori prefecture is famous for producing apples. While driving to Aomori I got this cute item at the farmer's store.
Hinai-jidori is one of three major homebred chicken in Japan, and grown in Odate. Its ham and sausage are a little bit expensive but delicious.
It is loose-fitting and elastic waist pants for working. It is comfortable, and this is warm type, so I wear it as a loungewear in winter.
It is a Japanese rice wine made by the pure underground water of beautiful Mt. Chokai in Akita. This brand is said to be good with a wine grass as well as sake cup.
Morokoshi is a famous confection of Akita, made of azuki bean flour. Its shapes are various; this cherry blossom-shaped one is good seasonally.
It is a soft toy of the “Shirokuma”, means polar bear, of Oga Aquarium, wearing costume of “Namahage” that is a traditional messenger of the regional gods.
I love this Tenugui with the names of Sake brands of breweries in Akita!