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History and Culture

L-R: Kaga Lion Dance, Kaga rice paper, Shinjin kendo


Carved into Kawakita’s peaceful rural atmosphere is the long history and culture of our ancestors.

Traditional arts and crafts that date back to the Edo period are very much alive in Kawakita. There is Kaga rice paper and the bold Kaga lion dance, as well as a monument to Shinjiro Kusafuka, a kendo grand master who devised the local Shinjin style of kendo during feudal Japan.
Kawakita is also scattered with other important historical monuments such as those to the haiku poet Basho, and the Emperor Meiji. In Kawakita we have come to recognize our long history, and are continuing to honour the traditions born out of the joys and hardships of life along the Tedori River.


Monument to Basho


Rest spot of the Meiji Emporer


Monument to Shinjiro Kusafuka