A village is lit by lanterns

Fukiya Lantern Festival

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At this event that takes place in September in the quaint mountain plateau town of Fukiya. Famed for the production of bengara (a reddish-brown mineral), which is used industrially in dyes. One day a year the village is lit by lanterns made of bengara clay. The result is a warm glow that glimmers off walls made of the same material, wrapping onlookers in an earthtone blanket of light.

An evening event, the highlight of the two day festival is the procession of Bon dancers, dressed in colorful Kimono and folded straw hats.

Access: Take the Hakubi Line from Okayama Station to Takahashi City. Take the Bihoku Bus from Takahashi Bus Center to Fukiya Furusato Village.

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