1. Marine Products City, Hachinohe
Hachinohe is considered one of Japan’s fishing industries cities, and has the highest squid catch volumes in all of Japan. Hachinohe is also blessed with an abundance of mackerel and other seafood. The boat and fishing tools shown in this exhibit offer us a glimpse into the fishing industry in Hachinohe.
2. Hachinohe Enburi
The Hachinohe “Enburi” festival features dancers wearing hats that represent horse’s heads, and is held every year from February 17th for 4 days at various places within Hachinohe city.
It is a festival that both prays for a bountiful harvest and signals the long-awaited arrival of spring after a difficult, cold winter. This festival was designated a national significant intangible folk cultural asset.
3. Hachinohe Sansha Taisai
Every year from July 31st to August 4th for 5 days, the summer festival “Hachinohe Sansha Taisai” is held in the downtown area. It is a festival that prays for a bountiful harvest with about 290 years of history.
Spectators are overwhelmed by the spectacular display of the main procession of the three participating shrines and the 27 floats that follow. This festival was designated a national significant intangible folk cultural asset.
4. Hachinohe History, Food and Daily Life
This is a miniature replica of the morning market in Hachinohe. Hachinohe food culture developed from the nearby sea and mountains.
There are also exhibits about popular ice skating activities, the peculiar habit of visiting bathhouses very early in the morning and the Nango Jazz festival.
A Taste of Local Food
On the 1st-3rd floors, there are food stands where you can eat local foods. Please give local Hachinohe food a try !