It’s a chilly day but we can see a beautiful scenery of mountains.
I’m going to introduce you about Ameichi festival [Candy market]
which is a traditional wintertime event.
The festival was originally called Shioichi festival [Salt market].
The festival is held in various cities along “the salt road”,
Azumino,Matsumoto and Omachi etc…
They sale “Fuku-Ame” -good luck candies and fortune daruma.
The main event,good luck candy throwing will be start from 2:30p.m.
There are also many different activities and performances.
For example, many Mikoshi [portable Shinto Shrine] being carried around by groups of people.
Japanese drum performance is powerful and worth seeing!
Why don’t you come and grab the fortune 😊
Time; 10a.m. start
Location; Hotaka Shrine
Access; Walk 5minutes from Hotaka Sta. JR Oito line