As I have introduced in our previous blog, I had the opportunity to join a tour visiting Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins in June 2017. I went with the president of the Hotel Riverge Akebono, Mr. Shimizu, the intern of the hotel, Ms. Julia Coslian, the manager of Fukui City Hospitality and Tourism Promotion Office, Mr. Takama and his staff member, Mr. Juancho Santamaria.
At the Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins, visitors can experience Kimono Dressing to make them feel as if they have stepped back in time to a Warring States Period.
It was very hot that day, so wearing Kimono would be hard to do.
Mr. Takama volunteered to participate in the Kimono Dressing experience.
Julia participated as well.
For this Kimono Dressing experience they don’t apply the 'shironuri' makeup (white powder mixed with water into paste) or put a wig, so it gives the participant a natural look. Julia looked amazing.
Before getting dressed up
After getting dressed up
As Mr. Takama and Julia finished getting dressed, they walked through a replica of the town from the end of 15th and 16th centuries. They looked as if they were actually from the time of Warning States Period. The Kimono dress that Julia wore was the one that women from that time would wear when they went out. The armor Mr. Takama wore was what men would wear for fighting. *the Kimono and the armor are not exact replicas of what people used to wear.
Julia and Mr. Takama enjoyed walking around in their Kimono and armor as if they were in the time of Warning States Period.
They looked amazing and they also looked like the people from the time of Waring States Period.
The Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins is located in an area that is rich in nature. Moreover, the buildings were rebuilt as they used to be as accurately as possible so it made us feel that we were not living in modern times.
Other visitors were having fun as well.
Stay tuned for the next blog!
We would like to share a video which is provided by Fukui Prefecture,
Please enjoy our previous blogs as well.
You can see some tourist attractions and the directions to these places from the webpage, "Hotel Reiverge Akebono, Tourist attractions around our hotel".
Made by Julia during her internship, this webpage has directions that are easy to follow.
She researched these tourist attractions, before visiting them and experiencing
the charms of Fukui herself. As I mentioned in our blog, it can be difficult for tourists
to get to some great places in Fukui, so this map that Julia made will help you
get around easier.
There is also a Japanese version of this webpage(only available in Japanese).
However, some of the places which are introduced on the Japanese webpage
are different to the English version that Julia made.