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Fukiya Furusato Village

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A nostalgic cityscape with uniform sekishu-gawara roof tiles and bengara color
Once a flourishing mining town during the Edo (1603–1868) to Meiji (1868–1912) periods, this village was famous as a major producer of vivid red “bengara” color pigment made from oxidized iron. The village is designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, and the uniform red copper sekishu-gawara roof tiles and bengara buildings are part of the cultural heritage left by Fukiya's elders. The workshop plans for making handkerchiefs or bags using the bengara pigments are popular.

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More Information about Fukiya Furusato Village

Street address

Fukiya, Nariwa-cho, Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture

Access

  • Around 55 minutes by bus from JR Bitchu-Takahashi Station. Disembark at Fukiya Bus-tei.

Opening Hours

Varies depending on the facility

Closed

Varies depending on the facility

Website

https://www.okayama-japan.jp/en/spot/953

Best season

Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov.

Point

At the Fukiya Information Center Shimomachi Flat, you can experience bengara dying and mud dying. Workshops take at least 15 minutes. You can take what you make home with you the same day. The Fukiya Lantern Festival is held during late October.

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