Nonton ga serial drama Korea, IRIS, yang dibintangi Kim Tae Hee dan Lee Byung Hyun?
Salah satu lokasi syutingnya adalah di Jepang, tepatnya di prefektur AKITA.
Dalam serial itu Kim Tae Hee dan Lee Byung Hyun menghabiskan waktu bersama di dalam RUMAH SALJU….
Karena serial ini pulalah wisatawan Korea berduyun-duyun datang ke Akita…
A room made by carving out a mound of snow is called a kamakura. In Yokote City, more than 100 kamakura and countless miniature kamakura are made. The candle lights of these snow white kamakura produce a quiet, beautiful spectacle against the darkness. This 400 year old festival is said to have its origins in the traditional event of returning New Year decorations to the gods by burning them, and also in the custom of children chasing away birds damaging crops. Inside the kamakura, an altar is set up to honor the water gods and to pray for plenty of clear water, while sake and rice cakes are offered to the gods. Passers-by are invited by the children, in Akita dialect, to come inside the kamakura and drink some sweet fermented rice brew. Everyone has a good time chatting while eating rice cakes and sweets, which is the conventional way of spending time in kamakura. On the other hand, numerous rows of tiny kamakura stand in the grounds of the Yokote Minami Primary School in the city, with the lights shining from within creating a very romantic scene. (jnto)