This promotional movie shows us how to dance the traditional performing arts of Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture called Niagari-odori dance which was born in the Edo Period. Since the dance is simple with a tempo 1,2,1,2, any generation can easily learn and enjoy it. It is important to transmit the tradition to posterity.There are still many people who don’t know what kind of place Fukuyama City is! So let’s have a closer look!
Fukuyama city is located in the east side of Hiroshima Prefecture on the delta of Ashidagawa river. The city has developed to play an important role in the economy, culture and transportation of the Seto Inland Sea, and is the second largest city in Hiroshima Prefecture. There are many places to see and especially Tomono-ura that is located on Numakuma Peninsula is the most popular place to visit. Tomono-ura has beautiful sceneries and historical townscapes. There are many historical places such as Fukuyama Castle in Fukuyama city. Also, Fukuyama City is known as the best producer of Japanese traditional handcrafts such as Japanese harp and Kasuri (Japanese kimono with splashed patterns).
Access to Fukuyama city
Arriving by airplane:
Approximately 1h 20min from Haneda Airport to Hiroshima Airport. It takes 1hour from Hiroshima Airport to Fukuyama station by Airport Limousine bus.
Arriving by train:
Approximately 3h 40 mins from Tokyo station to Fukuyama station by Nozomi bullet train.
A must-see spot in Fukuyama city
Tomono-ura is the most popular place for tourists in Fukuyama city, a port town located in the southern end. It’s a perfect place to stroll to see old townscape. The city is also well known for the filming location of animation “Ponyo on the Cliff.” Tomono-ura is a nationwide popular place to visit where you can feel history with beautiful scenery.
A must-eat dish in Fukuyama city
Uzumi is a local food of Fukuyama that has its origins in the Edo period, when the government had policies against luxurious items and food. So people hid the ingredients under the rice.
A must-buy souvenir in Fukuyama city
Homeishu (Herbal liquor)
Homeishu was originally made by doctor Kichibee Nakamura from Osaka, in the early Edo period. It has 16 different kinds of herbs and has been a popular product in Fukuyama.
The dialect in Fukuyama city
Fukuyama-ben dialect is a kind of Bingo-ben dialect which is spoken in the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture and is similar to the dialect in Okayama.
Umeaah … delicious
Omeaah … you
Why don’t you visit the historical Fukuyama city, the second largest city in Hiroshima Prefecture?
「Hiroshima Kanko Navi」Hiroshima Prefecture official tourism information site.
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