Day23 Arimatsu

Today’s Shibori festival in Arimatsu did not disappoint. Crowds came from everywhere to see the town’s traditional hand tied and dyed fabric. This man sits in front of one of the three buildings in which the town’s cultural treasures, the floats, are stored. Behind him are large puppet figures that play a part in the …

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Day9 Arimatsu

Today we took the subway to Arimatsu, one of the 53 historic towns that served as rest stops on the Tokaido road which led from Kyoto to Tokyo. Buildings on the old Tokaido road in Arimatsu are mostly historic, but this modern house has a friendly face.

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