- The country's important intangible folk cultural property "Hachinohe Enburi" is a local performing art that wishes for an abundant harvest in the Hachinohe district. The name is said to be originated from the agricultural tools "Eburi" or "Iburi," which are used to flatten the fields. It is also said that it is a ceremony to wake up the God of the field, who had been sleeping during the winter, and put the soul in the field. One of the most interesting points to enjoy in Enburi is the unique dance by a dance performer called Tayu, who wears Eboshi (formal headwear for court nobles) and shakes his head with a big motion. The dance expresses actions such as seeding and rice planting, which is a series of actions of rice cultivation. When Tayu is not performing, children will perform lovely blessing arts and will entertain the viewers.
Hachinohe City Center
Lake Towada Winter Story
- At the mystical Lake Towada covered in snow and ice during winter, the image of a maiden said to be the symbol of Lake Towada rises in the darkness. Illuminated faintly in snow light, the surrounding walkways also look magical. Besides events such a winter firework display and light show based on a "Snow, Moon & Flower" theme, there will also be folk entertainment and visitors can also get to savor local cuisine and sake in a snow hut.
486, Lake Shore Rest House, Aza-Towada, Oaza-Okuse, Towada-shi, Aomori Prefecture
Aomori Yuki Amari Matsuri (Aomori Snow Light Festival)
- A citizen-participatory, hand-made event being particular about snow lamps. The atmosphere generated by snow lamps which flicker beautifully and gently in the clean air of the coldest period fascinates the people who visit the festival. Citizens are working hard to make snow lamps for one week. During the event period, an experience where participants decorate candle holders with their wishes -- “WISH candle” -- is held. Please visit the festival with whole of your family.
Nebuta no Ie Warasse West Plaza
Aomori Lights & Paper Pageant
- This is the event of the light and paper, which a colorful Japanese paper object made with the Nebuta technique and a citizen handmade small object "Yukidarumaaru" will illuminate the bay area. In the snowy landscape of monotone, a fantastic world being created by the contrast between the shadows that were made up of the paper and light, and the bright colors, the light will fascinate you.
omori Bay Area Promenade (A-FACTORY - Nebuta House Wa Rasse - Love Ridge)
Arts Towada Winter Illumination
- As many as about 300,000 bulbs of blue LED lights cover the entire Art Plaza like a light carpet, which produces a mystical world. Please enjoy various artworks loomed in the light and having the appearance different from daytime.
Art Plaza in front of Towada Art Center
Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival
- This festival started in 1977. Snow lanterns are handmade by the residents in an attempt to reproduce the long and harsh northern winter in a fun way. Wrapped in a blanket of snow in the severe winter night, the castle tower and old pine trees look magical when lighted up, invoking a sense of nostalgia rich in poetic sentiment. Looking towards Mount Iwaki from the inner citadel, the areas around the lotus pond are wrapped in a fantasy of snow and lights by a line of about 300 mini snow huts lit with candles.
1, Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori Prefecture
Hirakawa Neputa Matsuri Fuyu no Jin (Hirakawa Neputa Festival Winter Version)
- You can enjoy a neputa festival which is different from usual years of festivals, such as fireworks. Neputa operations amid snow-dancing weather have solemn attractiveness.
In front of Hirakawa City Hall Main Building ～ In front of Hiraka Station
- The only brewery sitting on Shimokita Peninsula at the very top of Honshu. Established in 1891, it has a history of about 130 years. Since its foundation, it has aimed at making real sake brought with love by local people, and very rarely shipped outside the Shimokita peninsula. The "Seki" of "Sekinoii" refers to the bonds of love. In other words, it means "filled with heart", and it has the following meaning. "Enter a dream with the aroma of sake" and incense (flowers already falling down and reworking) The "Ii" (Well) refers to the fact that the water was once drawn from a well. The Shimokita Peninsula is surrounded by three Oceans and the Mutsu Bay, the Tsugaru Strait, the Pacific Ocean, and the rich mountains including the Mount Fuyama Mountains. For that reason, using the abundant local ingredients, we value sake that makes a meal more delicious by finishing it as a solid-tasting, dry sake.
1-5-15 Yanagi-machi, Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture