A journey of handicrafts created for the Tohoku winter
Tohoku, located in the north of Honshu in Japan, is known for its bitter winter cold. In olden days, the common folk of Tohoku used to spend the long winters, when the snow was falling and there was little farming work to do, working on handicrafts. This tradition still remains, with some artisans still active in Tohoku producing outstanding folk toys and textiles. Before the winter deepened, we took a trip to the six prefectures of Tohoku (Iwate, Akita, Miyagi, Fukushima, Yamagata and Aomori) looking for heart-warming handicrafts made by local hands.