Tourism

Katsuyama Historical Preservation District

2019-05-03

Katsuyama is located halfway on Izumo Kaido (one of the highways of old Japan) starting from Himeji through to Izumo Taisha (shrine).
Katsuyama town still lively presents a traditional atmosphere of Japanese people’s ordinarily life from Edo and Meiji era.
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Noren in particular, is hung at an entrance of each house, showing a crest of the family or a symbol of the shop. Various meanings have been put into these Norens.
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Historical Japanese landscape is all around in Katsuyama town, and Norens are a part of such scenery representing the town’s charm cultivated by people’s daily lifestyles.
It is a place worth visiting to enjoy traditional Japanese scenery.
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https://www.maniwa.or.jp/katsuyamanet/machibox/machi-top1.html
https://www.maniwa.or.jp/en/destinations/noren.html

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