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The Oga Peninsula’s Namahage

On Akita’s Ogres & Onsen

Donny Kimball
10 min readSep 5, 2019

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A statue of a Namahage at the entrance to Oga Onsen on Akita Prefecture’s Oga Peninsula
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium.

As those intrepid adventurers who have braved the journey already know, northern Japan is a wonder unto itself. This final frontier is home to an amazing assortment of rich culture and local folklore. Of the north’s allures though, perhaps nothing is more noteworthy than Akita Prefecture’s fearsome…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/