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Japan Heritage Town TSUWANO

 “The Bygone Days of Tsuwano: Traveling the Hyakkeizu,” a story about the town of Tsuwano, has now been designated a Japan Heritage site.

 Tsuwano Hyakkeizu is one of the books stored by Kamei Koremi, the last lord of the Tsuwano Domain. Artist Kurimoto Kakusai, who was employed by the domain, travelled around Tsuwano sketching its noteworthy places, customs, and food.

Over a span of about four years, he painted 100 illustrations and cerated a compilation of them together with a detail commentary.

You can still see and experience in Tsuwano today.


There is still  a  Gion festival performed on the 20th and 27th of July.

The Sagi-Mai, or Heron Dance, is considered one of the important cultural treasures of Japan.


Sagi-mai dance ( Dance of the Heron at the Gion Festival )


Sagi-mai bronze statue


Taikodani Inari Shrine, located in Tsuwano is one of the five most important inari shrines in Japan.

The approach way up to the shrine is lined by red tunnels like tori gates, visitors are captured by a mysterious atmosphere as they passing through.


Taikodani Inari Shrine


For more information, please visit  Tsuwano





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