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.