“Owara-Kaze-no-Bon Festival” A ship on the tatami at a folk house The summer in Toyama with Japanese-style feeling

2017.10.07

“Owara-Kaze-no-Bon Festival” A ship on the tatami at a folk house The summer in Toyama with Japanese-style feeling

Toyama Prefecture is located in Chubu region and faced to the sea of Japan.
Toyama has the Japan Alps and the Tateyama mountain range, and there is a famous Dam named Kurobe Dam,
the highest dam in Japan.

Yatsuo town is surrounded by mountains in the south-west part of Toyama city, and it’s called
“slope town”
that is elongated form by pilling stones on the slope of the mountain.

From its highland, people can see the stone-pave road, the accommodation with the white wall and
the lattice door, and the townscape with folk houses in fireproof.
It’s full of the history from the Edo Period and Japanese-taste.

On one side of the street, there is the irrigation canal called
“Ennaka”
and its water sound is selected in
“100 selections of soundscape in Japan”.

“Owara-Kaze-no-Bon Festival”
is held in Yatsuo town from 9/1 to 9/3 every year to pray for the rice before crop doesn’t encounter
damage of the wind to be a rich crop.
More than 200,000 tourists come and see people from ten towns called
“old town”
and
“Fukushima”
have polished dance with a a folk song
“Echu Owara Bushi”.

On the other hand, there is a lot of places to enjoy Japanese traditions in Toyama.
Toyama-jo Castle, Toyama Municipal Folk Museum that is in Toyama-jo Castle, and “Old Mori Housing”
that is assigned as a national important cultural property are view points.

Its importing exterior shows the developmental history of maritime trade, and there is a
large tatami floored Japanese room inside.
Especially a ship model on the tatami, that shows a succession that time, is necessary to see.

There are a lot of attractions to enjoy a Japanese tradition in Toyama.

Source of photo:
http://www.pcpulab.mydns.jp/main/morike.htm

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