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Hida-Takayama, Japan


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, Tokayama

(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 storehouse

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 a tour.


Sakurayama-Hachiman shrine and festival floating hall

Exhibition of festival floating

Sakurayama-Hachiman shrine

Sakurayama-Hachiman shrine

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
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort


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2015年11月執筆 禁煙席ネット主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯
The article was written in November 2015.
All photography was taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto in November 2015.
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