The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Kinkasan Moude ("Kinkasan Pilgrimage")



ContentsJapan Heritage

Kinkasan is considered one of the three most sacred destinations in all of the Tohoku Region, alongside Dewa Sanzan ("Three Mountains of Dewa") and Osorezan ("Fear Mountain"). As “Michinoku Gold” became synonymous with Japanese Gold, Kinkasan became known for its sacred worshipping grounds. Ever since the Early Modern Period (late 1400s–1700s), the belief in the island's deep connections with the country's legend of gold became widespread and the tradition of Kinkasan Moude (“Kinkasan Pilgrimage”) flourished. Even today, Kinkasan is strongly believed to be "the island of prayers where the gods of gold reside."

Cultural assets status / Classification

Related Story



Trip Finder

Home Trip Finder Kinkasan Moude ("Kinkasan Pilgrimage")