FESTIVALS

January to March

Karamushiorino-Sato Snow Festival

Winter in Showa Village wouldn’t be complete without heavy snowfall – every year around 2 meters of snow piles in the village! Showa Village’s local people has adapted their way of working around the harsh conditions of winter over the generations by utilizing the long winter months to create crafts from weaving thread made of ramie (made from nettles).
This photo shows an important part of this process – the bleaching of the fabric. Experience making coasters made from ramie using traditional methods at Orihime Koryukan Building!

Information

Location
1 Uenohara, Sakuara, Showa Village Onuma-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, 968-0215
Access
By Bus : Approx 35 min From JR Aizu Kawaguchi Station, JR Tadami Line.
By Car : Approx 35 min From JR Aizu Tajima Station, Aizu Railway
Website (Japanese)
http://www.vill.showa.fukushima.jp/orihime.stm

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