Akita is known for their Kanto Festival in August when they parade these huge lantern effigies.
Lots of rice fields outside the city, it is known as Japan's rice bowl for rice production.
The 1912 red brick buidling, now a museum.
At Chawanya, a local restaurnt specializing in local fare. The manager is a saucy one.
Damako nabe, hot pot with mochi-like rice balls, tofu, vegetables, and meat. Similar to the kiritampopo nabe-the local speciality.
Since rice is a speciality, thus nihonshu is also a speciality.
Babaylon reggae bar.