Gembikei Gorge

Gembikei is famous for its dango, or sweet rice dumpling. There are many dango shops, but the most famous is the Kakko-ya, established in 1878, and its Kakko Dango, also known as the “Flying Dango.” You put money in a basket hanging on a cable stretched across the river and knock on a board to signal the store on the other side of the river; the basket is then pulled up to the store, and comes back flying across the river with dango and tea inside.

Image Provided by Iwate Prefecture.