This is actually my 150th post on Rediscover Fukushima! It seems fitting that the timing worked out like this, but I actually have an exciting announcement to make. I started this blog in September 2016 because there wasn’t a lot of information available online in English about Fukushima Prefecture, which meant people around the worldContinue reading Fukushima Travel: New Website!
I recently got to try my hand at making awamanju (a local delicacy from Yanaizu Town, Aizu) and really enjoyed the experience! This activity is suitable for people of all ages, and staff can even instruct you in English! But first things first… What is a manju? Manju are a type of traditional Japanese confectioneryContinue reading Making Awamanju in Yanaizu
This autumn, I visited Showa Village, in rural Okuaizu region. (I wrote about Showa Village in my last post as well.) One of the places I took a trip to was Michi-no-Eki Karamushi Orinosato Showa (Roadside Station) – pictured below – where I was able to try traditional ramie weaving! From shirts to bags, decorationsContinue reading Trying out Ramie Weaving in Showa Village
Autumn at Kuimaru Elementary School in Show Village is like something from a postcard. Kuimaru Elementary School closed in 1980 after years of population decline in Showa Village. This beautiful building was due to be torn down in 2012, but was bought by the village and reopened in 2018 as a museum and community building,Continue reading History Paused in Showa Village