9 beautiful scenes of Tohoku (Northern East) area Japan

The history of Tohoku area

Tohoku (northern eastern) area of Japan is abundant in beautiful nature and the skill of an artisan. The best moment of Tohoku area started at early 12th century. Northern Fujiwara family ruled entire Tohoku area and the capital city of Tohoku area, Hiraizumi (平泉) was the second biggest city next to Heian Kyo city.

But afterward Northern Fujiwara family falls, serious of hardships hit Tohoku area.
Terrible famine at 18th century and 5 consecutive defeats in wars.

But people in Tohoku area kept handing down that tradition of great craftmanships.
Recently Tohoku area is redeeming its glories utilizing its beautiful nature and superb local products they have.

Let me introduce 9 beautiful pictures of Tohoku area citing from a YouTube video posted by Yuki Nakagawa who is a movie creator.
Only 1 month after this video was released, it already has 8 million+ PVs.

Matsushima / Miyagi prefecture

Matsushima / Miyagi
Matsushima / Miyagi
Source: YouTube
Matsushima is a comprehensive name for more than 260 small islands at Miyagi Bay.
This place is well known for its beauty especial sunrise moment.

More than 6 million people visit Matsushima yearly.

Akiu Kokeshi doll artisan

Kokeshi artisan
Kokeshi artisan
Source: YouTube
Kokeshi doll
Kokeshi doll
Source: YouTube
Naruko kokeshi doll made in MIyagi prefecture.
In late 8th century the first naruko doll was made as a tool for buddhism ritual.

Later on 300 years ago from now, kokeshi was started to be sold at small shop as souvenirs.

Nambu tekki

Nambu tekki
Nambu tekki
Source: YouTube
Nambu tekki is a comprehensive name for iron craftworks such as pots or kettles that are made in Nambu area, Iwate prefecture.

The history of Nambu tekki goes back to 12th century.
Northern Fujiwara family invited artisans of iron blacksmiths from Shiga prefecture and started to make Nambu tekki.

Currently, Nambu tekki is one of the most famous souvenirs of Iwate prefecture.

Hakkoda Mountain

Hakkoda Moutain
Hakkoda Moutain
Source: YouTube
Hakkoda Mountain
Hakkoda Mountain
Source: YouTube
The Hakkōda Mountains (八甲田山系 Hakkōda-sankei?) is a volcanic mountain range that lies to the south of Aomori city in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The range consists of more than a dozen stratovolcanoes and lava domes arranged into two volcanic groups.[1] The Northern Hakkōda Volcanic Group emerges from the rim of an 8-km wide caldera that dates back to the Pleistocene.
The Southern Hakkōda Volcanic Group predates the caldera.
Source: Wikipedia

Akiu Great Falls

Akiu big fall
Akiu big fall
Source: YouTube
are located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. They are a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty.
Source: Wikipedia

Mount Azuma-kofuji

Mount Azuma-kofuji
Mount Azuma-kofuji
Source: YouTube
Mount Azuma-kofuji (吾妻小富士?) is an active stratovolcano in Fukushima prefecture, Japan
Source: Wikipedia
It has a conical-shaped crater and as the name "Kofuji" (small Mount Fuji) suggests, the shape of Mount Azuma is like that of Mount Fuji.[1] Mount Azuma's appealing symmetrical crater and the nearby fumarolic area with its many onsen have made it a popular tourist destination.
Source: Wikipedia

Dakikaeri Valley

Dakikaeri Valley
Dakikaeri Valley
Source: YouTube
Dakikaeri Valley
Dakikaeri Valley
Source: YouTube
Dakikaeri Valley is located at Senboku City, Akita prefecture.

Kanji for Dakikaeri is "抱き返り".
It means "hug and turn around".
Since the mountain roads of this valley are so narrow. Therefore people had to hag each other and turned around to walk the road.
Therefore this place is named "抱き返り".

Mogami River

Mogami River
Mogami River
Source: YouTube
It is 224 km long and has a watershed of 7,040 km². It is regarded as one of the three most rapid rivers of Japan (along with the Fuji River and the Kuma River).

The river rises from southern Yamagata Prefecture and flows to the north, and turns west at Shinjō and flows into the Sea of Japan at Sakata. Water transportation once flourished on the river and carried local products such as safflowers and rice to the Kansai region.

Source: Wikipedia

Lake Tazawa

Lake Tazawa
Lake Tazawa
Source: YouTube
Lake Tazawa (田沢湖 Tazawa-ko?) is a caldera lake in the city of Semboku, Akita Prefecture, northern Japan. It is the deepest lake in Japan at 423 metres (1,388 ft). The area is a popular vacation area and several hot spring resorts can be found in the hills above the lake. Akita Prefecture's largest ski area, Tazawa Ski Area, overlooks the lake.
Source: Wikipedia

Check out original YouTube video now!

Autumn Colors in Tohoku, Japan 4K (Ultra HD) - 東北の秋
Source: Youtube
Learn more about Tohoku : http://en.tohokukanko.jp/ Find another Japan in Tohoku. Explore the seasonal beauty of Japan’s northeast. Turn on subtitles and the shooting location will be displayed. 字幕をONにすると、撮影地が表示されます。 The Tohoku region is an area…

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