“departures.”

Written on 2017-07-13 in 3.Blog by High schoolers

Obata: NK Agent This is the location where filming was done. ここは映画の撮影が行われたロケ地です。 That movie is “departures.” (This movie has won an Academy Award.) その映画とは、...

Location

Written on 2017-07-07 in 1.Overview

Sakata City is a hub of Yamagata Prefecture located in Northern Honshu, only an hour’s flight from Tokyo. Renowned for its exciting and refreshing blend of activities and attractions, Sakata is the gateway to a won...

Hand painting candles

Written on 2017-06-30 in 1 Activity

Traditionally, incense, flowers, votive candles, water, and food (mainly rice) have been given to ancestors as offerings. In olden times when there were no flowers in the winter, people who wanted to offer flowers would ...

Sakata maiko dance performance

Written on 2017-06-30 in 1 Activity

Enjoy a dance performance by Sakata maiko (similar to geisha) at Somaro. It is held twice a day, every day. At lunchtime, you can have a delicious maiko bento (choose one out of four types of boxed lunches) while watchin...

Making a kasafuku ornament

Written on 2017-06-30 in 1 Activity

There are three top hanging ornaments in Japan: tsurushi-kazari in Shizuoka prefecture, sagemon in Fukuoka prefecture, and kasafuku in Yamagata prefecture. Kasafuku (kasa means umbrella, fuku means good fortune) ornament...

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