There are discoveries to be made both within you and in the lands you explore.
This is not a common tourist destination, nor the typical Japan you may know.
Tohoku is truly off the beaten track.
Experience whispers buried in the ancient past, sustainable spirituality, and a rugged wilderness that will challenge your frontier spirit.
Take a moment out of your busy life to heal your soul.
Reconnect with nature to awaken your intuition.
Open yourself up and discover the indomitable spirit waiting within.
Witness the dawn percolating into the azure blue.
Dance on the boundary of yin and yang at the edge of the Far East.
Free yourself from your egoic identity and feel your consciousness expand into nature.
Gaze into the landscape until it transforms the scenery of your subconscious.
After a walk in Tohoku, the world before you will take on an added gleam, a luster that will remain.
Initiate your journey to anima from Iwate, the last frontier.

Shining in the Dark tour video

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Iwate, the Last Frontier

Mountains and Humans

The people of Iwate have lived with the in harmony with the mountains, nature and animals despite the harsh environment. In this program, discover the underlying spirit and expression of animism and recapture its relationship with nature.

Tono Gods of the Mountains Cycling Course

What is the "Yama-no-kami” or god of the mountain, that is the basis of animism?

This is a program to learn about the way people believe in, and what traditions are still held strong regarding Tono's god of the mountain.

Mt Hayachine Course

Hayachine mountain climbing or "Oyamakake", was once held to pray for the safety of the village. This program reproduces that ritual through a display of Kagura and creating traditional food before hiking up Mt Hayachine.

Living with horses

Horses were once cherished as part of the family.

This is a program to learn about the culture of the horse-producing region and enjoy time spent with horses.

The Source of Life

A journey to reconnect with the sensors and antennas of your mind, body, and soul. Feel the life source within nature, that has continued throughout the generations within the natural environment, local people and animals.

Untold History Grand Tour

An epic story of the people of the dawn, buried in the ancient land. Experience, sustainable spirituality, and a rugged wilderness that will challenge your frontier spirit.

The grand program, "Buried Past - Untold History" course sums up all the short programs of "Living Spirits" and "Northern Wilds".