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The Shimanean: Stories from our CIR’s

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Twice a year, spring/summer and autumn/winter, CIRs (Coordinators for International Relations) visit places throughout Shimane and write about their experiences in their bi-annual magazine Shimanean. The CIRs represent their different countries and through their articles offer their own perspective to unfamiliar cultural experiences. The bi-annual magazine is also translated into Korean and Chinese. You can find them through this [link] *Japanese text version is also included w/ each article  Each issue features 4 articles. Information on places and activities in the articles may have changed since the time of publication. 2019 Autumn/Winter Momenkaido – Where Old Meets New Vol. 79 Memories of Momenkaido Tastes of Tradition in Momenkaido Momenkaido Hereafter Umi Shrine: Meeting the Deity of Separation Spring/Summer Come to Masuda! Wasabi, Kagura, and Friendly Locals Vol. 78 Masuda: One City, Many Journeys Michikawa Kagura Wasabi Cultivated by Nature The Charming Points of a Japanese Guesthouse  2018 Autumn/Winter The Yama Kujira and a Lively Town Vol. 77 The Mountain Whales of Misato “Through Yamakujira, the Community of a Widespread Area” – Creative Space of Hand-Stitched Wild Boar Leather Crafts at Aozora Craft A Bright Person in Misato Town Aozora Salon Spring/Summer Oki Islands Vol. 76 Hassaku Bull Sumo Oki – A Seafood Lover’s Paradise On an Island, Surrounded by Stunning Views Where Time Stands Still, Kuniga Coastline 2017 Autumn/Winter Shimane’s World Heritage Selection – 10 Years On Vol. 75 A Blend of Tradition and Modernity in the Streets of Omori Welcome to Okubo Mabu Mineshaft: A Wild Adventure in the Historic Remains of Iwami Ginzan From the Town, a Taste of the World Finding the “Perfect” Onsen in Yunotsu Spring/Summer Bringing Shimane’s Traditional Crafts to the World Vol. 74 Looking Through Traditions to a Clear Future Zap Glass Studio The Harmony of Tradition and Modernity The Birthplace of Kumiko and the Yoshihara Wood Workshop Hiromitsu Blacksmith Workshop: Flickering of Flames and Passion Sekishu Washi・A Powerful Tradition 2016 Autumn/Winter What I Discovered Living in the Countryside of Shimane. Vol. 73 The Place I Decided to Live From Now On New York and Shimane: Small Community, Big Heart Matsue is the Countryside? Did You Say The Countryside?? Spring/Summer Creating Togethor: The people of Shimane engage in the Arts! Vol. 72 A Stroke of the Brush, the Pouring of the Soul The Mysterious World of “Rice Paddy Art” The Ashibue Performance Group: Food for Connected Hearts Taiko and Community 2015 Autumn/Winter Learning Experiences in Shimane Vol. 71 Conveying the Simple Humanity in us All: The Yasugi-bushi and Dojo-sukui Experience The Izumo Soba Making Challenge Report! Experience Zen at Yasugi’s Kyomizudera Temple You Should Learn It! -The Unshuu Soroban- Spring/Summer Kimachi Stone – A Stone Inseparable from Life in Shimane Vol. 70 Kimachi Stone Museum and the Stone that Lives with Nature Carving the Soul of the Kimachi Stone Kimachi Stone and Izumo-Nankin: Shimane’s Original Brand The Connection between Kimachi Stone and the Home 2014 Autumn/Winter A Way To Enjoy Matsue  Wear a kimono and take a stroll Vol. 69 Japanese Beauty, Breadth of Mind -The Charm of Japanese Clothing- The Tea Culture of Matsue Kimono and Sweets: Experiencing Matsue’s Traditional Tastes The Round Dango are Art Spring/Summer My Favorite Color of Shimane Vol. 68 ‘Lake Shinji Sunset’ – A Stunning Sunset Spot Colours of the Earth Treasured Views of a Mountain Village The Riches of Lake Shinji 2013 Autumn/Winter Washoku: The Traditional Food Culture of Shimane’s Citizens Vol. 67 The Power of Humans & Nature Combined Appreciating The Craft & Beauty of Kamaboko Fish Cakes Chopsticks of Love Learning Tea Ceremony Culture Spring/Summer International Exchange Programs In Shimane Vol. 66 Cultural Exchange in the Grass: A Japanese & North American Story The Road of Flowers ~Russia and Shimane~ Youths Pouring Passions Into Their Dreams & Futures Give Me Wings – Youth Exchange Programs in Ningxia Protecting The Ocean – Coastal Cleanup Works 2012 Autumn/Winter The People Living in a World Heritage Town Vol. 65 Learn History with an English Guide! Taking Pride in your Hometown: A Resident of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine Why Not Try a Meal at an Old Samurai House Memories of History  The Oil Lamps of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine Spring/Summer Culture Born from Water & Iron: Okuizumo Town Vol. 64 Learning Traditional Japanese Ironwork: The Okuizumo Tatara & Katana Museum If You Are Fond of Japanese Swords… Harmony Between History, Culture and Nature at the Itohara Memorial Museum The Gourmet Food of Okuizumo