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The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui


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【Entry Number 88】

Sotomo Arch

Obama City faces the open ocean from Wakasa Bay and the inland sea of Obama Bay. Nearby Uchitomi Peninsula stretches 6km into Wakasa Bay, and is home to a rare rias coastline which includes the caves and monumental rock formations of Sotomo Arch.

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【Entry Number 89】

Rich Fisheries and Craftwork of Wakasa-Obama

Wakasa was once referred to as Miketsukuni, or “food country,” by the imperial court to whom it provided a considerable volume of foodstuffs from the sea. Then as now, the ocean has played an indelible role in shaping Obama’s culinary culture.

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【Entry Number 90】

Sancho-machi

Obama City’s Obama Nishikumi district is home to many well-preserved examples of traditional architecture, located where the Tango Highway turns eastward. On its western side sit old tea houses, its eastern section houses merchant homes and shops, and the town at the foot of Mt. Nochise and the western extremity of the area are old “temple towns.”

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【Entry Number 91】

Old Temples and Buddhist Treasure of Obama

In Obama, which flourished as the major point of entry for Buddhist religion and culture into Japan, many old temples remain to this day.

 

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【Entry Number 92】

Omizu Okuri

The rite of Omizu okuri (literally, “sending water”) has a history of over 1200 years, in which white-robed Buddhist monks send water (okosui) downstream to Nara, to the sound of conch horns and the dim light of torches.

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【Entry Number 87】(Obama City、Wakasa Town)

Kumagawa Lodgings

The Wakasa Highway, which joined Obama City with Kyoto’s Demachiyanagi, gained the nickname “Saba (Mackerel) Highway” from its primary role of transporting saba and other fish to Kyoto. Along this major route, the Kumagawa Lodgings, located near Wakasa-cho, thronged with weary travelers in the Edo Period.

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【Entry Number 100】(Reinan Region, Fukui Prefecture)

Railway in Wakasa

A ride on the Obama Line brings passengers past the Five Lakes of Mikata and Wakasa Bay, through endless fields and forests, and countless other views both soothing and stimulating.

Cultural Promotion Division
Promotion Department
Fukui Prefectural Government
Ote 3-17-1, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture 910-8580 JAPAN
bunshin@pref.fukui.lg.jp

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