Mie Japan - Famous for Ise Grand Shrine (Jingu), Seafood etc

Mie

Mie, land with the highest shrine in Japan

 

Feature

Mie is a prefecture located in central Honshu. The population is about 1.8 million, and the Prefectural capital is Tsu City. The terrain is long and narrow from north to south, and the flat land has a relatively mild climate. On the other hand, the mountains in the north receive more snowfall in winter. The eastern part of the prefecture faces the coast of the Pacific Ocean for about 1,000 km.

 

Ise City is home to Ise Jingu, the highest shrine in Japan. Ise Jingu is the collective name for 125 shrines in Mie. It enshrines Amaterasu Omikami, the supreme deity of the Japanese people, and is visited by more than 8 million people every year.

 

 

Traditional crafts and Local specialties

Mie's traditional crafts are Iga-Yaki" and "Iga-Kumihimo".

 

Iga-Yaki are ceramics made in Iga City. It is characterized by its rustic reddish-brown hue that appears when baked at high temperatures. Iga-Yaki has excellent heat-resistant tableware such as clay pots.

 

Iga-Kumihimo is a braid made in Iga City. It is elastic because it is made by crossing threads diagonally. It is characterized by the elegant luster of silk thread.

 

Mie, which faces the Pacific Ocean, is rich in seafood such as shrimp and oysters. In addition, Ise Udon and Sushi, which can be eaten around Ise Jingu, are popular local specialties for tourists.

 

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