"Ekiben" Rail Station Box Lunch
This is similar to "ikameshi" cuisine native to nearby Hakodate across the strait in Hokkaido. "Ikameshi" is boiled squid stuffed with rice boiled in squid broth. On the other side is broth-flavoured rice topped with steamed scallops sprinked with "ikura" salmon eggs, with pickles on the side.
Generally, it is available for purchase only in this area, primarily at Aomori Station.
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KOKESHI DOLLS: Generally termed Kokeshi when they are of a joined wooden cylinder and sphere. They were originally made as the souvenirs of the Tohoku hot springs area since 1800. Well know hot spa areas often have their own Kokeshi. Kokeshi dolls have become popular for their gentle features embodying an ideal of femininity.
In the 6 prefectures of Tohoku, there are a total of 10 types of Kokeshi; the most prominent of which is the Naruko type made in Miyagi prefecture.
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