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Journeys in Japan

Journeys In Japan

Kita-Akita: Deep Connections with Nature

Kita-Akita City lies in the north of Akita Prefecture. It is a land of mountains and thick forests. The Akita Nairiku Line runs north-south through this wild terrain. Michael Keida visits 2 areas that can be accessed along this railroad. Since ancient times, there has been a long tradition of hunting in the Ani district. Known in Japanese as "matagi," these hunters developed their own language and customs, many of which have been passed down to the present day. Michael meets a modern-day "matagi,"...
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