No.5Mukashigatari

Imaginative folk tales of demons and gods

IWATE

Tono: A part of rural Japan where fascinating legends are still vivid

Legends of demons that cause strange and mysterious phenomena and gods with powers beyond human understanding are still passed on orally from grandmother to grandchild as mukashigatari. Tono, Iwate prefecture, is a capital of such storytelling in terms of the number of legends and how interesting they are. We have created a system for adding subtitles in various languages to the mukashigatari told by old women in their local dialects, allowing visitors from abroad to enjoy this unique experience.

Access

  • Tokyo
    Station
  • JR Shinkansen Yamabiko
    3 hr 5 min
  • Shin-Hanamaki
    Station
  • Car
    45 min
  • Denshoen

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