This is a brief introduction to Sado's diverse topography, climate, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, traditional crafts and other industries, and to the transition in its population.
When did Sado emerge from obscurity and how did it develop into the place we know today? Here we will give a brief introduction to Sado's historical background.
As an island, Sado has received from ancient times an influx of cultures brought from elsewhere and these have mingled with Sado's original culture to develop into distinctive cultural and artistic traditions. Here we will describe some of these.
Here we give you some examples of local cuisine and family dishes which are long-standing favorites among Sado islanders. You too will no doubt find these satisfying both gastronomically and spiritually.
Sado was once a place of exile and many people were banished here. The majority were so-called political or ideological criminals such as the priest Nichiren Shonin, the retired Emperor Juntoku and the Noh playwright Zeami. The distinctive culture and natural features of the island have also produced many artists, writers and thinkers. Here, we will introduce some of them.
The sea and the countryside color and shape Sado. Here we describe Sado's natural environment which cannot be separated from the people who live here.
Here we introduce some local specialties and ingredients to help you in choosing souvenirs and in planning an enjoyable trip.
A tour of the island with photographs taken from many different perspectives. Here, you may discover a new Sado that you had not noticed before.