In the area of Akita, famous for rice growing, for example "Akitakomachi", the four seasons can be especially distinguished. Akita where there is many rice crops, is also a place where there is sake, Japanese alcohol and is the number one prefecture in sake consumption. The world heritage site, Shirakami-sanchi, a mountainous, unspoiled expanses of beech since 1000 years ago lies among both Akita and Aomori. "Namahage" is an famous ethnic event that is held in Oga city and people raise their voices saying, "are there any bad kids" "is there any crying kids" and look for lazy people. And there are famous local food, "Shottsuru", a soy sauce made from sandfish, and "Kiritanpo", rice rapped on cedar and being cooked.