This blog is written by author Sachiko who is not a native speaker of English, so it may be hard to read. It is translated from the summary of Japanese page;

Polishing rice by coin mill machine

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.

Tempura of pond smelt

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.

Snow removal exercise

Useful shovel

Mind gutter covered with snow

Snow wiper blade

Frosen car window on cold day

Hikage Onsen

Nakajima Library at Akita International University

Appreciating sun

Broccoli putting out flower bud

Snow fence protecting window

Boots of "Mitsuuma" brand

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.


Light snowfall on rice field

First snow falling in this season

Cooking edible chrysanthemum in kitchen garden

What I thought when my car slipped

First time my car slipped

"Oga-Dra" Dorayaki bean‐jam pancake

Tonburi, belvedere fruit

Exhibition "Natural History of Mt. Chokai"

Studless tire

Apples made in Akita

Akita is producing many apples. Apples are on sale at specialty shops along the street. The information is as of October 27th 2017.

Important job

Reddened Japanese rowan

Baking sweet potato on woodstove

Working on fine day and reading on rainy day

"Nagahama cofee Odate"

Access to home from bar