Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yamagata/Miyagi Trip (Part 3)

On Day 3, we went to the Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Museum to make our own Kokeshi, a Japanese doll which was made in memory of a child's death (according to the tour guide, one of the explanations for the name Kokeshi stems from 子消し which literally means a child disappearing). Despite the sad connotation in the past, it is now sold as souvenirs to hot spring tourists.

Ready to make our own Kokeshi!

The Kokeshi I made

We also went to see the exhibitions there!

Check out the Mexico ones!

The last item on our itinerary was cheese making! I love cheese, so it was an experience that I definitely enjoyed, as well as the lunch which included the cheese we made.

Mixing the milk with vinegar at 50 degrees celsius

Swiss Lunch

So that's about it for the Yamagata/Miyagi trip! We passed by a sign to the Fox Village in Miyagi which is on my bucket list so time to plan another trip there soon! (Maybe in summer or something!)


  1. That's really amazing !!
    I read all your posts keep it up you have loyal fans and I hope kohais 😂
    I have some questions please:
    How much did you pay for this trip ?!
    And How much money do you need to bring with you to Japan and which is necessary for charges and for survival before start getting your monthly allowance given by MEXT ?!
    And Thank you for the valuable information ^^

  2. This sounds like such an interesting trip! Especially the cheese making part!