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HIDA TAKAYAMA

 

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The crafts of Hida can be found everywhere in the form of karakuri marionettes, sculpture, and textiles as seen in the Takayama Festival held in spring and fall. Various districts of the city still perform the old lion dances (such as Kinzojishi and Renjishi) and Tokeiraku.

 

Traditional Crafts

The Hida region is called a treasury of crafts and folk arts. This is due to the innate handicraft skill of the people of Hida as well as the many unique crafts and folk arts made in Hida’s artisan tradition. These handicrafts range from objects made mostly from wood, such as folk toys and decorative pieces, to crafts made from straw from farming villages. They are loved as authentic local souvenirs by tourists.

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