Journey to Oshin’s Homeland Part 3: Mogami River Cruise

A world famous Japanese TV drama “Oshin” was set in Yamagata Prefecture. Win Morisaki, an actor from Myanmar visits Mogami River, where the drama was shot.


The scene of Oshin as a young girl, traveling down the Mogami River on a raft, is ever so famous. Win cruises down the Mogami River on a boat equipped with kotatsu heaters. The typically Japanese heating appliance keeps travelers warm even during the coldest days of winter. The ride is made all the more enjoyable by the lively observations of the boatman and the tasty boxed “Oshin Bento” meal.

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