Kunimasu’s re-discovery has been unfolding its mysterious history that is closely related with the regional development of Tazawako area. Our Wanted Campaign also played a big part in the history of searching for the “lost” species. Our passion traces back many centuries even as is told in Legend of Tatsuko.
You may still wonder why this is such a big deal, but here are some books that explain it all:
Maboroshi-no-sakana Kunimasu Hyakka
By Hideki Sugiyama
Published by Akita Sakigake Shinpo-sha
The book is available at JR Tazawako Station. If you are in Japan, we can send you a copy as well.