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Field 2017, Field Journal, JST Video

One week in Hirosaki

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So I am back from Japan… it was too fast, and I miss it already! Anyhow, today I am not here to wine about it but to take you with me, exploring the lovely city of Hirosaki. I stayed there for just one week, due to my fieldwork schedule, and I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I would have loved; however I could grab a taste of the many faces of this ancient town, its historical places and its more modern alternatives.

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First time in Yokohama
Field 2017, Field Journal, Galleries

Memories of Yokohama

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My first time in Yokohama was a success; I loved the city, the very different landscapes that it offers and the multiple atmospheres you can enjoy. Plus, it’s so close to Tokyo that you can add it to your schedule for a short day-trip on the coast. So, I prepared a short gallery to share with you this lovely spot in Japan, in case you are thinking about adding some more adventure to your trip.

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

Where the spirits dwell | The Osorezan

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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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