Hida-Takayama was decorated with a bright-red autumn leave.
Takayama is best known for an expert carpenter in the town. Carpenters
from Takayama worked on the Imperial Palace
in Kyoto and on many of the temples in Kyoto and Nara. The town and its
culture, as they exist today, took shape
at the end of the 16th century. About a hundred years later, the city came
under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate.
However, the high altitude and separation from other areas of Japan kept
the area fairly isolated, allowing Takayama
to develop its own culture over about a 300-year period.
The city is popularly known as Hida-Takayama, in reference to the old Hida
Province, to differentiate it from other places
named Takayama. The name 'Takayama' means 'tall mountain'.
(L) A limited express Wide-view-Hida train to Takayama (R) A window-view
from a train
Window-views from a train
(L) Gero hot-spring resort (R) A limited express Wide-view Hida arrived
at Takayama station.
(L) A welcome banner to Takayama at the railway station
(R) Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver, Colorado visited Takayama City on
November 12. Takayama has been a sister city with Denver since 1960.
(L) Takayama Jinya, The former local government office (R) Hie Shrine,
(L) Nakabashi on the Miyagawa River (R) Townscape preservation district
Takayama craft shops
Takayama craft shops and traditional old street
(L) Obstetrics and Gynecology office in the preserved street (R) Festival-float
A beautifully preserved old town
Autumn approaches during the middle of October and is short, yet dry and
cool with diminishing sunlight.
These photographs are taken at the Kitayama Park.
The Float-Hall is in Sakurayama-Hachiman, and the houses store 11 floats
for the Takayama festival.
They rotate the floats two times a year (April and October).
In a revival of the festival parade, a shrine maiden takes visitors on
Sakurayama-Hachiman shrine and festival floating hall
Exhibition of festival floating
A beautiful autumn foliage at the hills behind Sakurayama-Hachiman shrine
(L) A beautiful autumn foliage at the hills behind Sakurayama-Hachiman
shrine (R) A firewood is needed for a cold winter.
(L) Triple Pagoda (M) a huge ginkgo over 1200 years (R) Bell Tower Gate
The main temple building is the oldest structure in the city.
(L) Chrysanthemum exhibition (M) Maple foliage in the temple (R) Iouden:
To heal people of trouble by preaching Buddhism
A huge ginkgo of 1200 years old: Its beauty is truly proud of in the world.
Shirakawago gassho-style village
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