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.
Na-arai (vegetable washing) and preparation of pickles
Na-arai for the preparation of pickles such as pickled Chinese cabbage as a preserved food for the long winter in the Hida region is rarely seen in urban areas nowadays, but this is a rural scene which used to be often found late in autumn in Hida Takayama.
New Soba Festival of Hida Shokawa
At this time of harvesting soba (buckwheat), you can see new style of cooking soba noodle, experience soba noodle making, watch masters make soba noodle, and also taste noodle just handmade of newly-ground soba flour with just-fried topping, free of charge.
From late September to early October
Local produce festival where mochi (sticky rice cakes) made of ancient heirloom rice and Sukuna pumpkin are a popular treat and where a variety of exhibitions can be enjoyed.