INTRODUCING THE MASTER CRAFTSMEN OF HIDA.
Our local artists and studios of traditional arts and crafts are introdued on the website, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angels, as below. JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is the organization which works closely with the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles offices of Japan Foundation, JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization), and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)to support respective goals and create synergy.
Nijuyokka-ichi (A fair held on the 24th day)
Handmade crafts such as “Shouke“ (bamboo maunds), “Amigasa”(braided hats), and “Oke”(wooden pails) which are made by nearby farmers are sold on the street on which the traffic is temporarily closed to create a “pedestrians’ paradise”. In addition, restaurants and shops are lined up forming a busy street (held on January 24th every year since 1872).
January 24 each year
Aodaru Illumination (Fukuji)
Within the mountains of the Fukuji Onsen area stands the “Fukuji Wall” rock face. As water seeps from the rock face it freezes into columns of blue ice, known as Aodaru.
These columns of blue ice are recreated in the hot spring town.
In daytime the columns are a beautiful clear blue, and at night they are lit up to create an even more magical scene.
From early to mid February you can enjoy special events such as the “Ice Path Light-up”, that allows you to walk behind the Aodaru, and demonstrations of the local performing art of the Hembetori lion dance.
Late December to late March
(The period of the event may be moved forward or backward depending on weather and other factors.)
- Business Hours
Between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Near the “Fukuji Onsen” bus stop, Fukuji Onsen
Okuhida Onsengō Tourism Association
1 hour 10 minute bus ride from JR Takayama Station. Get off at Fukuji Onsen.
Illumination of Subzero Forest
The Subzero Forest is a special winter attraction which has been presented by the isolated mountain inn, “Akigami Onsen Ryokan” since1971. The ”Forest of ice”, which was created by the innkeeper after long years of effort, is lit in blue during the daytime and illuminated at night, showing us a fantastic world.
From January 1 to March 31 each year
Winter Illumination of Hida-no-sato (Hida Folk Village)
The old private houses such as houses with steep rafter roofs are illuminated to create a fantastic landscape.
From mid January to the end of February each year
New Year's Traditional Card Game Party
A traditional event held at the Folk Museum “Hida-no-Sato” (Hida Folk Village) where old private homes such as houses with steep rafter roofs are preserved. Anybody can easily experience “the world of gracefulness.”
January 1 each year
Illuminaion of Taruma Kanekori in the Oku Hida Silva Zone
Taruma Water’ finds its origin in the legend of the founding of the Shin-Hirayu Hot Springs. The renowned mineral water flowing from between the rocks is frozen to make big icicles. Nighttime illumination creates a fantastic image.
From late December to late February
Winter Illumination in Takayama
The snow-covered Nakabashi and Miyagawa River area is illuminated to create a fantastic landscape.
From early December to the end of February each year