A traditional event held on the Lunar New Year, visitors who come out to shop around 5AM at the shops of Kuroishi will receive makko (otoshidama; New Year money gift). Traditional comfort food such as ...more2019.01.01 update
This event highlights the making of the first kokeshi for the new years at the Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum. A craftsman dressed in a special white clothing will demonstrate making of the very first ko ...more2018.11.30 update
The Kuroishi Apple Festival is a promotional event for apples produced in Kuroishi through competition and sales at the festival. One of the highlights is the direct product sale from the city of Miya ...more2018.09.17 update
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 ...more2018.08.20 update
Nakano Momiji Mountain is also known as the Northeastern Arashiyama (a well-known spot of autumn foliage in Kyoto). The ambiance created from the brightly colored maple leaves and the moving night ill ...more2018.08.17 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 ...more2018.07.31 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 ...more2018.07.15 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 ...more2018.07.10 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 ...more2018.07.05 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 ...more2018.07.01 update