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Cultural Riches in Akita

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

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13. April. 2019

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Akita locals are extremely proud of their culture, with good reason too, it is an interesting one with a long and rich history.
Separated by several hundred kilometers from Japan’s principal centers of commerce and politics, Akita’s early history was influenced by the indigenous Ainu people from Hokkaido, a people who were highly skilled hunter-gatherers used to working in extreme terrain and weather conditions. These early influences are still very much visible today through Akita’s long standing Matagi culture.

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