Mima City belongs to the northwestern region of Tokushima Prefecture and is located in the center of the northern part of the prefecture.
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Edible indigo tasting & Indigo handkerchief dyeing experience
★★Tasting of edible indigo and indigo dyeing experience using SUKUMO (indigo dyestuff ) produced by our company★★ ∴‥∵‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∴‥∵‥∴ Indigo has long been said that "indigo artisans never get sick," and because of its nutritional value and functionality, it has not only been popular as a dye, but has also been eaten for its health benefits. Although indigo is familiar as an indigo dye, it has been popular as a medicine since ancient times. Its use is described in China's oldest book on medicinal herbs, the "神農本草経". In Japan, indigo merchants were said to carry it in their pockets as a "good-luck charm" for long journeys during the Edo period. ∴‥∵‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∵‥∴‥∴‥∵‥∴ ●Enjoy "eating indigo" by tasting "Awa Ai Tea" made from edible indigo grown without using agricultural chemicals in the mountains of Mima City, Tokushima Prefecture, as well as sweets made from "indigo powder". *Please note that the sweets may change depending on the day of the event. ●Please enjoy dyeing of handkerchiefs (45 x 45 cm). *Aprons and gloves will be provided, so feel free to try it ! (^^)/ *Please do not wear anything with too long sleeves or hems, and shoes that you do not want to get dirty. 【Location】 Natural indigo dye - AI TANUKI 〒771-2106 63-1, Aza Tenjin, Kirai, Mima-cho, Mima City, Tokushima Prefecture *Site of former Kirai Kindergarten
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"Udatsu" is a firewall built on the second floor of a building to prevent fire from spreading to neighboring houses.This area is commonly known as "udatsu-no-machinami" ( udatsu townscape) because of the large number of udatsu at both ends of the townhouses. "Udatsu" were originally built for fire prevention, but since it cost a lot of money to install them, they became more decorative and gradually became a symbol of wealth and success. This street is ideal for strolling the town with its restaurants and general stores."Udatsu" is a firewall built on the second floor of a building to prevent fire from spreading to neighboring houses.This area is commonly known as "udatsu-no-machinami" ( udatsu townscape) because of the large number of udatsu at both ends of the townhouses. "Udatsu" were originally built for fire prevention, but since it cost a lot of money to install them, they became more decorative and gradually became a symbol of wealth and success. This street is ideal for strolling the town with its restaurants and general stores.
Mt. Tsurugi is selected as one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan. At 1,955 meters above sea level, it is the second highest mountain in western Japan.You can take the mountain lift up to near the top. After about an hour's walk from the lift, you will arrive at the summit, where the observation deck offers a wonderful panoramic view. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Ishizuchi, which rises at the western edge of the Shikoku mountain range, as well as the Seto Inland Sea and Tosa Bay in the distance.
Thick and firm "Handa Somen"
Handa Somen is a specialty product that symbolizes the excellent climate of Handa, Tsurugi-cho. The noodles are made from the cold wind blowing down from the Shikoku Mountains, the clear water of the Yoshino River, and high-quality wheat, and are characterized by their thick and firm texture. The local Handa Somen Cooperative sells original Handa Somen. It is a local specialty familiar to Tokushima residents and can be easily purchased at supermarkets. It is recommended as a souvenir of your trip to Tokushima.
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