What is Aomori-mori?

The Shinkansen – bullet train is coming all the way to Aomori City in December 2010. Foreign tourists coming to Japan will be able to visit Aomori easily, but people are having difficulty to find information about Aomori in English on the internet.

Aomori-mori was started to get Aomori on the world map and broadcast all the good tasting, interesting, and beautiful things of Aomori out there for all to see. We are hoping to share some of the best hidden gems of Aomori with you.


The Authors

Coodinating  Author
Name:  Yuko

Born in Tokyo and raised in Aomori, Japan.  Yuko lived in Texas and Washington State (USA) for one year respectively. She has visited throughout Aomori for work as a TV reporter, and has a great deal of knowledge about specialties, must-see-beautiful-spots, local food and everything else about Aomori.  Yuko is currently working for the Tourism Union as an adviser.  Her motto is Born to eat &  live to eat – known as a foodie and interestingly, 2 different Japanese mediums read her fortune that her whole life would be blessed with good food.  Yuko likes cooking, going to Onsen even on weekday nights, taking pictures of food and flowers, scuba diving and singing English songs in Karaoke.

Name: Zack

Originally from New England, Zack first came to Japan in the 20th century where he attended high school in Tokushima Prefecture and learned Japanese. A graduate from the University of Hawai’i, Zack left the balmy tropics for snowy Aomori to do work in the international affairs sector and translation. His job keeps him busy promoting Aomori’s fine cultural, culinary, and tourism related resources, but he’s never to busy to pass on trying out another one of Aomori’s numerous obscure noodle shops, or isolated mountain hot springs. Having studied multiple Japanese disciplines, from tea ceremony to classical court music, Zack is notorious for his intimate knowledge of the inner workings of Japanese culture. Zack likes photography, playing the ukulele, and learning about everything. He is also a self-proclaimed gastronomist, which is one of the reasons why he has called Aomori his home for the past 3 years.

Name: Christy

Christy was born and raised in Mount Vernon, WA and studied Japanese at the University of Washington.  She first traveled to Japan during high school on a short trip and hasn’t been able to stay away from Japan since. She spent a year at Aoyama Gakuin University where she studied international relations and then moved down south to complete a short program at Kobe University. After being back in Seattle for a short few months, she found herself headed to Aomori where she now works at the Aomori City Board of Education as a Coordinator for International Relations. Christy enjoys world travel, photography, gardening, and onsen exploring.Three things that she would like to bring back to the US from Japan are onsens, combinis, and the Japanese bow (in every form it comes in).
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