Light Truck Market
This morning market in the town of Shizukuishi, held at the Shizukuishi Yoshare-dori (Yoshare street ) shopping arcade is very popular. While the market is operating the area is a vehicle-free zone and local vendors sell fresh vegetables, fruits and handcrafts. The market is filled with unusual local and discounted ...
Iwate Snow Festival
The attendees are assigned different themes each year, and elaborate works of snow carvings are lined up. A variety of events are held every day, and Iwate Snow Festival flourishes with about 300,000 people. The snow carvings and ice sculptures are lighted up at night to create a fanciful space.
Shizukuishi Yoshare Festival
The festival includes singing songs of Shizukuishi Yoshare, which have been handed down orally for generations. You can see a beautiful, dignified, and unique dance performed by “Shizukuishi anekko” (women of marriageable age). The shikushishi anekko are dressed in authentic kimono jackets with a dark blue pattern, traditional working trousers, ...