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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)

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!