SIGHTSEEING

Traditional Craft

Takashiba Deko Residence

A traditional craftsmen's village bestowing an air of nostalgia.
The lively, ubiquitous paper-mache dolls will bring a smile to your face.

Takashiba-Dekoyashiki is an historical craftsmen's village, at one time under the protection of the Miharu feudal clan. Dating back 300 years to the Edo Bunroku era, this community is said to have been born when a traveler from Kyoto taught the people how to craft paper-mache dolls using a special paint called nikawa. Take a walk today through the nikawa-scented streets of Takashiba-Dekoyahiki and open yourself up to the Japan of old.

Information

Location
Takashiba district, Nishida-Machi, Koriyama City
Contact
Koriyama Tourism Promotional Association
TEL:+81-24-924-2621
FAX:+81-24-925-4225
E-mail: info@kanko-koriyama.gr.jp
Website
http://www.kanko-koriyama.gr.jp/kankoenglish/index.html
Best season
April ~ October
Closed
Varies for each facility
Charges
Entrance is free. Charges apply to painting paper figures and Miharu horses.
Key points of the sightseeing spot/ recommended points for tours
You can try your hand at traditional crafts by painting your own paper figure or Miharu horse. (Reservations must be made in advance.)
Parking
Available
Approx. 100 cars
Access
By train: 10 min from Miharu Station on the JR Banetsu Tosen Line (Banetsu East Line).
By car: 10 min from Koriyama-Higashi exit on the Banetsu Expressway.

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