— Zipangu, the Land of Gold: Tracing the Origins of Japanese Gold —
"I can tell you the quantity of gold they have is endless; for they find it in their own islands . . .
and thus it comes to pass that their gold is abundant beyond all measure."
With these words, Marco Polo introduced Japan to the West. Little do most people know, his depiction is based on Tohoku, a region far to the north that is seldom visited today. For centuries, the gold produced here supported a sophisticated and vibrant culture. It is a legacy still appreciated to this day: Michinoku Gold has received Japan Heritage designation from the national Agency for Cultural Affairs. Come witness this radiant land with your own eyes and experience its rich cultural heritage.