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#5 non-fiction books about Japan | JST Readings

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You all know by now how much I love books. They are some kind of fetish to me, I need to buy them, smell then and consume them. A few months ago I talked about the #5 books that made me fall in love with Japan, and they all were narrative and literature books. Today, I want to propose you some non-fiction books to better understand Japanese culture and its more recent developments.

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Osorezan - Where the spirits dwell
Culture tips, Field 2012, Field Journal

Where the spirits dwell | The Osorezan

Reading Time: 6 minutes

For a long time now, the word “itako” has been associated (at least in the popular culture) with that of Osorezan, the Hell Mountain located in Northern Aomori. While their activity is clearly broader thant that performed at the mountain, this is an undeniably powerful element that concurred in recent years to the popularity of itako themselvs. The Osorezan is infact the most important sacred place of Tōhoku, celebrated as the hells’ mountain, and its volcanic slopes are considered the physical representation of the different buddhist afterworlds. 

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Culture tips, Field 2014, Field Journal, JST Video

Three Summer Matsuri in Aomori-ken

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Summer is the time for vacation, late nights and joyous festivals, and Aomori-ken is no exception! Summer matsuri are some of the most amazing event you can spot in the area, and they are full of colors, musics and singings, with a lot of delicious street food waiting just for you. Today, I would like to share with you three of the most fun matsuri I ever went: the Tanabata Matsuri in Misawa, the Hachinohe Sansha Matsuri and the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

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