Tag: Yamagata

Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

The Yamagata Hanagasa Festival is Yamagata's biggest festival, and one of the four great festivals of the Tohoku region!

Yamagata Safflower

Yamagata Safflower

Yamagata Safflower, also known as "Benibana" is the symbolic flower of Yamagata Prefecture and is ingrained deeply in Yamagata culture.

Bunshokan

Bunshokan

Built in 1877, The Bunshokan is the old prefectural capital of Yamagata and today it serves as a history museum in Yamagata City.

yamadera

Yamadera

Once visited by poet Matsuo Basho, Yamadera is the collective name given to the thirty temples creviced into the ancient slopes of Mt. Hoju.

Akutsu Hachiman Shrine

Akutsu Hachiman Shrine

Located in Takahata City, Yamagata, Akutsu Hachiman Shrine is said to have brought victory in battle and a bountiful harvest to the region for centuries.