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.
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 Hidas 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.