In the Hokuetsu area, which was the object of early modern age's writers' interest, there was a book entitled “Hokuetsu Kidan” by Tachibana Konron and “Hokuetsu Seppu” by Suzuki Bokushi. It is a book containing Echigo's climate, customs, duties, and artifacts, and it delivers the cultural knowledge of the region through detailed descriptions of the text and descriptions of illustrations.
The “Hokuetsu Kidan” of Tachibana Konron is a book compiled by collecting the strange stories of Echigo. It includes not only strange stories but also various contents that can be used to look at the life and history of the area. It is thought that Konron has written this book in order to communicate various knowledge and information such as geographical feature, living appearance, history, and strange stories of Echigo to other people in the region. In addition, “Hokuetsu Seppu” of Suzuki Bokushi was written to inform other regions of Japan of the feature of the Echigo province where snowfall is abundant. This book introduces the shape of the Snow Country and plays a role in conveying the lives of people in the area vividly.
Hokuetsu local culture knowledge was recorded in “Hokuetsu Kidan” and “Hokuetsu Seppu”. The local cultural knowledge of this period can be assumed to have been transmitted to other people through such books.