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Ichio Chigira, the owner of the Oze Tofu factory in Katashina, tells his story about how tofu changed his life. Nineteen years ago Ichio-san made a life-changing decision. He gave up his family’s milk farm and put all his time … Continued

Mikoshi Summer Festival

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Katashina-mura hosts many festivals all year around. During the summer season the different parts of the village hold the ‘Mikoshi O-matsuri’ (o-matsuri = festival). Based on a religious Shinto tradition, the locals get together to parade around a miniature shrine … Continued

Lily Paradise – Oze National Park Katashina

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During the colder months Katashina is known as winter wonderland. However, when the temperature rises, the snow melts and the skis have been stored away, the Oze-Iwakura ski resort transforms into a lily paradise. DSC08945The Oze Iwakura Lily Garden opens … Continued

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