Discover Local Japan: Yamagata-Ken
Passing It Forward
Date: Friday, July 4, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol 5 & 6, 4th Floor
Experience Japan beyond the major cities by visiting Yamagata, with its warmth, tradition, and greenery. Mr. Kazumitsu Tanaka, Yamagata Representative and Assistant Director of Japan Local Government Center, will introduce prefectural highlights, including the mountain monks (yama-bushi) at the three sacred mountains (Dewa-Sanzan), the beautiful Japan Sea, hot springs, historic temples, the scenic Mogami River, authentic Yamagata sake, and other specialty foods. Yamagata is also home to one of the most famous summer festivals, the Flower Hat Festival (Hanagasa Festival.) For those considering traveling to Yamagata, Mr. Tanaka will be happy to help you get started.