Art and culture reflect Miyagi’s dynamism and diversity. The prefecture’s rural character comes alive in seasonal rites to ward off evil or wish for good harvests. Artisans produce handcrafts unique to this region, including kokeshi dolls which originated in the hot spring areas of Miyagi.
Miyagi art also embraces modernity. Sendai boasts a world-famous contemporary media center, and innovative museums can be found throughout the prefecture. Sendai hosts major music events and is home to venues offering live music performances of many genres.
Three professional sports teams call Sendai home. Root for the home team at live baseball, basketball, and soccer games throughout much of the year.