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Odate Amekko Fair (Odate Candy Fair)

Amekko-Ichi originates in around 1588 and it has been said that “if you eat the candy on this day, you will not catch a cold.” It used to be a local event and had been held for long years. It was since 1972 when the event has been held in the present style at the Omachi Hachiko Street (Omachi Chuo Street as of 1972).Various events which reproduce the old saying are held during the two days including: “Shirahige Ookami Junko (Shirahige God Parade)” and “Akita-Inu Parade” to perform that God is coming to buy candies from the highest mountain in Odate city, Mt. Tashirodake.In addition, at the venue, plenty of stalls that sell lollipops and hand-craft candies are lined, which attract tourists from in and out of Akita prefecture.(2nd Sat. and Sun. in February)

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Omachi Hachiko Street

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