T. Toyoda and Y. Takemura (eds), Akita Saké Breweries and Their Stories, 2016
Thanks to the abundance of nature’s blessings colored by the four seasons, Akita has become one of the leading rice production areas in Japan. By turning its good rice into fine sake, Akita established itself as one of the leading sake brewing areas in the 19th century. Sake breweries make an important part of Akita’s culture and society today. Here is an English guidebook in the Kindle format to the stories of thirty-five saké breweries in Akita.
ENGLISH: 『Akita Saké Breweries and Their Stories』, 2016
Alexander Dolin (ed), Autumn Fields: Akita Haiku to the World, 2016
With support of IASRC, Prof. Alexander Dolin published an electronic bilingual anthology of haiku works, including the ones presented at the Japan-Russia International Haiku Contests and other hiaku contests, as well as works by students of Akita International University, Akita National College of Technology, and Meioh Senior High School. The book is available in the PDF formats from the links below.
ENGLISH:『Autumn Fields: Akita Haiku to the World』, 2016
Kuniko Abe, AKITA RANGA AND ITS INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS: A SHORT TOUR, 2018
With the cooperation of many people from inside and outside Akita prefecture, IASRC published a booklet titled AKITA RANGA AND ITS INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS: A SHORT TOUR (in Japanese, English and Chinese) by Kuniko Abe. Akita Ranga is a pictorial art school and its artworks that played a non-negligible role not only in Japan’s art history but also in the art history of the world, and is an Akita Cultural Heritage that the people can be proud of. This booklet is the result of research by Dr. Kuniko Abe (Associate Professor at AIU) spanning two years. The IASRC thought that it should be read by not only academics but also by many people all over the world—thus we are publishing PDF versions in Japanese and English. We hope you will enjoy this new perspective.
ENGLISH：『AKITA RANGA AND ITS INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS: A SHORT TOUR』, 2018
Simple CHINESE：『世界美术中的 秋田兰画』, 2020
Traditional CHINESE：『世界美術中的 秋田蘭畫』, 2020
Yo Negishi, HISTORICAL WALKS IN AKITA CITY: A SELF-GUIDED TOUR AROUND SENSHU PARK AND STORIES OF A SAMURAI FAMILY, 2019
With the cooperation of Satake Historical Museum, SEN. Co, ltd. and numerous stakeholders in Akita city, IASRC published a booklet entitled HISTORICAL WALKS IN AKITA CITY: A SELF-GUIDED TOUR AROUND SENSHU PARK AND STORIES OF A SAMURAI FAMILY (in English), edited by Yo Negishi. Through this booklet, with themes of Samurai and Geisha, both of which are already popular abroad, we hope that inbound tourists from abroad can become familiar with the premodern history of Akita prefecture as they sightsee around Senshu Park. This booklet introduces tourism sights like Osumiyagura (tower in the corner) and the Matsushita Maiko Theater & Cafe, and illustrates the history of the Satake family and Kawabata Geisha with many colorful pictures. While the booklet has been distributed in several tourism areas around Akita city, the IASRC thought that it should be read by not only tourists but also by many people all over the world. Thus, we are publishing a PDF version in English. We hope you will enjoy this booklet.
ENGLISH：『HISTORICAL WALKS IN AKITA CITY: A SELF-GUIDED TOUR AROUND SENSHU PARK AND STORIES OF A SAMURAI FAMILY』, 2019
Reports and Publications
- Exploring Challenges in Providing Muslim Friendly Tourism Services in Akita Prefecture
- (Report of the field research conducted in Akita by Ms. Nor Zafir Md Salleh, lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, from 17 February to 13 March 2015)