Craftsmen of Kokeshi (a folkcraft wooden doll) gather from all of Japan for this festival held in Kuroishi city of Aomori prefecture. There are demonstrations of doll making as well as exhibition and ...more2017.08.20 update
Kuroishi Komise Festival is held on Nakamachi Komise Street. Many come to see the live performances of Tsugaru shamisen, Tsugaru taiko drum, and yosakoi soran dance and enjoy the popular local special ...more2017.07.31 update
The Kuroishi Yosare is known as one of the three Japanese Nagashi odori, a style of festival dance. Held on August 15th and 16th, over 2000 dancers fill the streets of Kuroishi.
The Kuroishi Yosare ...more2017.07.15 update
This fire ceremony is a traditional event where boats made of reed are set on fire in the river, pushed and pulled as participants of the ceremony get drenched through. The effect of the shouts and th ...more2017.07.10 update
Nijinoko Rock Festival began in 2013, with the hope to energize the city of Kuroishi through music. The event takes place in Nijinoko Park, where food stalls and a section for BBQ are set up for visit ...more2017.07.05 update
The greatest feature of Kuroishi Neputa Festival is the parade – over 50 massive lantern floats, both fan-shaped and warrior-figure ones, march through the quaint town of Kuroishi.
The parade with a ...more2017.07.01 update
Ushiyu Festival is a traditional event held in Nuruyu Hot Springs with over 400 years of history. It is believed that you will be healed if you touch the ailing body part after patting the divine stat ...more2017.06.20 update
Tsugaru folk songs are heavily influenced by Tsugaru’s nature and climate. It is in Kuroishi, the birthplace of Tsugaru Jongara Bushi shamisen style, where competitors show off their talents of singin ...more2017.03.20 update
An expansive growth of fawn lilies (katakuri), one of a few in Japan, can be found in a secluded area in the mountains of Kuroishi. The lilies blossom beautifully after many months of growing, enchant ...more2017.03.15 update