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Beyond your five senses

HISTORY

History

Matsunaga is a district with small villages on the valley among hills in Obama-city, Fukui prefecture. History is told in "Zoku Nihon Shoki" written in Heian period, 8th century.Myotsuji temple was established by the great commander in chief "Sakanoue no Tamuramaro" wishing for peace in 8th century. The Hounji temple, Hiejinja shrine, Sakurasha Shirohige Jinja ancient tomb, and Hiyoshi jinja are nearby cultural heritage sites which are worth visiting.

 

RELIGION

Religion

Myotsuji temple was established by the great commander in chief "Sakanoue no Tamuramaro" wishing for peace in 8th century. The Hounji temple, Hiejinja shrine, Sakurasha Shirohige Jinja ancient tomb, and Hiyoshi jinja are nearby cultural heritage sites which are worth visiting.

 

TRADITIONAL EVENTS

Traditional Events

Traditional rituals are kept alive in Matsunaga: If you visit over the new year, you can see the "Tsukuri Zome" ritual, which is performed for a good harvest. "Ta no kami matsuri" is celebrated when rice planting is finished in June, "Mushi Okuri" during the Bon, in midsummer.

 

NATURE

Nature

Central Watershed of Japan spreads south in Matsunaga. The rains that feed the rice fields here flow north, falling 100 feet (30m) over the Sanba noTaki waterfall into Wakasa Bay. A 300 year traditional vinegar brewery is blessed with the clear water.

 

AGROFORESTRY

Agroforestry

Beautiful rice fields lie at the foot of the mountains in Matsunaga. The people of Matsunaga and the Eiko Nosan farm have cultivated this land for generations and hope to do so forever. Local people have visited the forests to gather fuel for their homes until recently.

 

OUR WISH

Our wish

Here in Matsunaga we want to help you free yourself from your busy life and to encounter the beautiful nature, food, culture of the area. Discover yourself and refresh your senses to gain new insight, discernment, and delight.

 

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