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Fukiya Furusato Village

Takahashi City

Visit one-of-a-kind streets painted in traditional “Bengara” red ocher

  • 33.吹屋ふるさと村1
  • 33.吹屋ふるさと村2
  • 33.吹屋ふるさと村3
  • 33.吹屋ふるさと村1
  • 33.吹屋ふるさと村2
  • 33.吹屋ふるさと村3

Once a flourishing town thanks to copper mining, this mountain village was famous as a major producer of vivid red “Bengara” color pigment made from oxidized iron. Fukiya Furusato Village, known for the uniform red color of its buildings, a color rarely produced even in Japan, has earned recognition as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. At the Bengara Ceramics Museum, visitors can try their hand at making pottery using this red ocher color pigment (reservation required). For a limited time, visitors can also experience the irresistible charm of Fukiya Furusato Village’s vintage red bonnet bus cruising through the town. One-of-a-kind souvenirs, such as Bengara-dyed stoles, are also available.

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Basic information

Address
Fukiya, Nariwa Town, Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture
Access
55 min by bus from JR Bitchu-Takahashi Sta. to “Fukiya Bus Stop”
Business Hours
Varies by facility.
Closed
Varies by facility.
Admission
Varies by facility.
Tel.
0866-29-2222
Website
http://takahasikanko.or.jp/modules/spot/index.php?content_id=21(Japanese)

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