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Oku-Aizu Kaneyama Town. There is a beautiful town nestled between the mountains of Aizu.

Enjoy life in Kaneyama Town.

In Kaneyama, people are kind and life is slow.

Kaneyama Town is blessed with forests, lakes, and hot springs cultivating a culture and lifestyle of abundance among the people who live there.
The annual Donto-yaki fire festival held at the Lunar New Year is a beautiful event where people make a wish for the new year.

Kaneyama Town events

Life in Kaneyama

Sainokami

On a cold night, this sacred event is held and pillars of straw are lit with fire.
It is said if you eat the mochi grilled that day, you will spend the rest of the year in good health.

Sainokami

Tenjinko

After visiting the Tenjin shrine, everyone from adults to children socialize late into the night at this fun event.

Tenjinko

Hi-no-Yojin

Children write "Hi-no-Yojin" (beware of fire) on placards and distribute them to the surrounding houses.
Houses that receive them hang them where they can be seen strengthening the bonds among neighbors.

Hi-no-Yojin

Straw sandal making

After the rice is harvested, the stalks become straw sandals to protect people's feet. The tradition of making 3 - 4 pairs per year continues on even today.

Straw sandal making

Straw sandal

Bon-odori

Everyone from young men and women to the elderly dance to the music of the taiko drums, flutes, and songs.
People who have moved to big cities must feel great relief when they return to Kaneyama Town.

Bon-odori

Honey candle making

This traditional Kaneyama Town candle has an aroma of honey.
You can draw a picture on the candle and make your own unique candle!

Honey candle

Honey candle making

Kaneyama Town Tourism and Local Products Association
Address: 473 Morinoue Kawaguchi Kaneyama Town Onuma County Fukushima Prefecture 968-0011
Phone/ +81-241-42-7211

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