Posted by: Ayu
Hi everyone! This is Ayu from Sakura Hostel Asakusa.
Last week, I took a night bus from Tokyo station to where I'd never been to...
That is AOMORI prefecture!
This time I traveled southwest part of Aomori pref. (circled in the map above)
The night bus arrived at the Aomori station.
If you travel by Shinkansen (bullet train), you'll get to Shin-Aomori station, which is the next station on Ōu?Main Line.
As it had been rainy for days in Tokyo, my biggest concern about this trip is the weather, but look at this beautiful sky!
On the 1st day, I went to see a very unique art.
Changing trains to Kōnan Railway at Hirosaki station.
The train runs through beautiful rice fields!
Getting off at this station... TAMBOĀTO? What?
TAMBO means rice field in Japanase. So it's ''Rice Field Art''... Have you heard of it?
From the ground level... well, it seems like some art, but...
After climbing up the small observation tower...
Here it is!!
As some of you might know, this is from the famous Japanese anime ''Sazae-san''.
This kind of art is called ''Rice paddy art'' (Tambo art) and this Inakadate village is the origin of Japanese rice paddy art.
Recently it is also followed by some towns or villages in other part of Japan.
You can also see other patterns from the past in Wikipedia.
Well, this is all for today, but my trip still goes on!
See you in Part 2 :D
Posted by: Ayu (August 31, 2014 4:00 PM) | Permalink