教育文化事業

Awards and commendations for individuals who promote and contribute to education and culture

At our formal awards ceremony, we grant prizes such as the “Tono Citizen's Culture Award,” for those who have made notable achievements in education and culture, and the “Education and Culture Encouragement Award,” for individuals who have made great achievements in education, culture, sports, etc.

2018 Awards Ceremony2019 Awards Ceremony

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Yamana Sōshin A Pioneer from Tono Tamonogi Sadao

Yamana Sōshin was born in Yokota Village, Rikuzen Province (modern-day Tono City). Adding to his learning as a member of the samurai class, Yamana studied swordsmanship, gunnery, Japanese mathematics, geography, surveying, land cultivation, and forestry. It is rumored that his hometown was destroyed by the Sanriku Coastal Great Tsunami on June 15, 1896. People were appalled by the horrifying circumstances that followed the disaster, and Yamana, hearing the news, worried deeply about industry along the damaged coast. Thus he put in a request to the prefecture to let him work as an investigator into the tsunami disaster. Looking for hints of recovery, he walked alone along 700 km of difficult coastline from Kesen Village (modern-day Rikuzentakata City) to Taneichimachi (modern-day Hirono). He made his records without excluding a single casualty or home washed away, and it took him 40 days until his survey of all villages was complete.

Price (with tax) ¥420 (A5 size, 317 pages)

Yamana Sōshin   A Pioneer from TonoYamana Sōshin A Pioneer from Tono

The Papers of Mt. Hayachine Myōsenji Temple
Fundamental Documents of Tono's Religiosity, Scholarship, and Culture Tono City Museum

For understanding the contemporaneous religious beliefs, folk culture, politics, and economics centered around Mt. Hayachine, there is no more precious resource than the Miyamoto Family documents. These documents have been transcribed and published in this volume.

Price (with tax) ¥2,280 (A5 size, 590 pages)

The Papers of Mt. Hayachine Myōsenji Temple   Fundamental Documents of Tono's Religiosity, Scholarship, and CultureThe Papers of Mt. Hayachine Myōsenji Temple
Fundamental Documents of Tono's Religiosity, Scholarship, and Culture

Kudō Senzō: Man of Tono, Kudō Senzō Commemoration Society
A4Size 241 Pages
Kudō Senzō Kaisōshi Kudō Senzō Commemoration Society
A4 Size 297 Pages

For fifteen years and two months, starting in December of 1966, Kudō was mayor of Tono City. During that time, he advanced projects such as the building of the Tono Civic Center, the planning of the Country Park, the Tono Peer Plan, and the development of Kitakami mountain range.
“Go forth! And keep on going! you who love your home, you who will create your home's future.” These words, written by Kudō and set in stone, are known well by our city's residents.

『遠野人 工藤千蔵』『工藤千蔵 懐想誌』Kudō Senzō: Man of Tono Kudō Senzō Kaisōshi

2 Volume Set Price (with tax) ¥1,400

Kunio Yanagita translated by Ronald A.Morse Legends of Tono

In 1910, when Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962) wrote and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese, he had no idea that 100 years later, his book would become a Japanese literary and folklore classic. Yanagita is best remembered as the founder of Japanesefolklore studies, and Ronald Morse transcends time to bring the reader a marvelous guide to Tono, Yanagita, and his enthralling tales. In this 100th Anniversary edition, Morse has completely revised his original translation, now out of print for over three decades. Retaining the original's great understanding of Japanese language, history, and lore, this new edition will make the classic collection available to new generations of readers.

Kunio Yanagita translated by Ronald A.Morse Legends of TonoKunio Yanagita translated by Ronald A.Morse Legends of Tono

Price(with tax) ¥1,100(A5size, 84pages)

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