Peach Picking in Fukushima

It’s August! Which means that anyone passing along Fukushima City’s Fruit Line will be greeted with sights of countless orchards, most with trees full of bright, pink peaches. Fukushima Prefecture’s peaches are famous both at home and abroad. Fukushima’s peaches are particularly popular in countries such as Thailand and Malaysia, where they are imported byContinue reading Peach Picking in Fukushima

Aizu-Wakamatsu’s New Kimono Rental Shop

Tsuruga Kimono Rental Shop (English-language website here) opened up in April in central Aizu-Wakamatsu City. Its main store is located right next to Tsurugajo Castle. We headed over a couple of weeks ago to find out more about the shop and the experience it offers! Tsurugajo Kaikan The main store is inside Tsurugajo Kaikan (map),Continue reading Aizu-Wakamatsu’s New Kimono Rental Shop

History of Dekoyashiki Craft District

Last week I visited Takashiba Dekoyashiki – somewhere that I have wanted to visit since first coming to Fukushima! “Takashiba Dekoyashiki” is the name given to a group of 4 residences-turned-museums-and-shops that make traditional crafts in Takashiba district of Koriyama City. Each of these 4 residences is open for the public to come and visitContinue reading History of Dekoyashiki Craft District