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Introduction to Mishima’s Culture. By Mishima Junior High School’s Second Grade Students. Where? (Fukushima Prefecture). Where? (Aizu area). Aizu ( 会津 ). Where? (Mishima Town). Mishima Town. Mishima Town Introduction. Mishima Town, Onuma District, Aizu Area, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

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Introduction to mishima s culture

Introduction to Mishima’s Culture

By Mishima Junior High School’s Second Grade Students

Where aizu area
Where? (Aizu area)

Aizu (会津)

Where mishima town
Where? (Mishima Town)

Mishima Town

Mishima town introduction
Mishima Town Introduction

  • Mishima Town, Onuma District, Aizu Area, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

  • Population: ~1800 people

  • Area: 90 km2

  • Three schools: Mishima Junior High School, Mishima Elementary School, Mishima Nursery School (no high school)

Mishima from above
Mishima from above

Mishima Town

Mishima culture amikumizaiko hand woven products
MishimaCulture: Amikumizaiko(Hand-woven products)


Yamabudo (mountain grape vine)

Mishima culture kiri pawlonia wood
Mishima Culture: Kiri (Pawlonia wood)

  • Pawlonia wood is famousin Aizu

  • You can make furniture, instruments, and many other things

  • It’s very light and very expensive

  • Kiridansu (pawloniawood chest of drawers)

Mishima culture sainokami
Mishima Culture: Sainokami

  • A bonfire during the winter festival

  • People write their prayers on paper, then burn them

  • You can cook squid, dango rice balls, and other snacks on the sainokami

Mishima culture mushiokuri
Mishima Culture: Mushiokuri

  • Mushiokuri is a ceremony to drive away harmful insects

  • There is a lantern parade

  • Children catch insects and bring them to the temple

Mishima culture kashaneko
Mishima Culture: Kashaneko

  • There is an old story about the Kashaneko

  • It is a demon cat who protects our town

  • You can see Kashanekowood statues in Mishima

  • It is very scary, but helpful to farmers

Mishima culture hot springs
Mishima Culture: Hot Springs

  • Mishima has many hot springs (onsen)

  • The water is very hot and relaxing

  • You can enjoy the beautiful scenery during your bath

Aizu culture tsuruga castle
Aizu Culture: Tsuruga Castle

  • A beautiful castle originally built in 1384

  • Destroyed after the Boshin War in 1874

  • New castle rebuilt in 1960

  • Beautiful!!

  • (Aizu Wakamatsu City)

Aizu culture yae niijima
Aizu Culture:YaeNiijima

  • A woman from Aizu who helped in the Boshin War

  • She learned how to shoot a rifle when she was a child

  • Very cool!!

Aizu culture yae no sakura
Aizu Culture: Yae no Sakura

  • A famous TV drama about YaeNiijima, set in Aizu

  • Many Japanese people watch thisTV show

Aizu culture akabeko
Aizu Culture:Akabeko

  • A red cow toy

  • aka=red, beko=cow (in Aizu dialect)

  • The akabeko can protect you from illness

  • It is very cute!

Thank you very much

Thank you very much!ありがとうございました!