Event information in January
“New Year’s event at Yumeji Takahisa’s Birthplace”, “New Year’s Exhibition of Bokudo Inukai celebrating first time”, “Special Exhibition of the carved calligraphy, the Sheep( the eighth sign of Chinese zodiac) 2015”, “Photo Exhibition of Okayama Korakuen Garden” and “the Analects of Confucius on Sunday at Old Shizitani School”,
Yamada Bee Farm (Kagamino town)
Yamada Bee Farm invites children and their parents to its bee farm to provide them an opportunity to come into contact with honeybees. People enjoy hands on activities, such as observing a beehive, and making candles from beewax. They can also enjoy strawberry picking from January to May.
Kimono fitting (Kurashiki city)
“Kurashiki Kuimono Komachi” offers kimono fitting service. You can rent an attractive kimono and dressing is assisted. In addition, you can enjoy walking through nostalgic Kurashiki Bikan Historical Area in kimono. You can also rent special denim kimono made in Kurashiki city, famous as the birthplace of Japanese jeans.
Katsuyama town, cityscape preservation district (Maniwa city)
The traditional houses of samurai and merchants distinguished by the white walls and namako walls convey the memory of old times when the town was developed under the castle. The houses welcome visitors with noren ( traditional Japanese fabric dividers in their doorways) in the Special Preservation Districts. There are more than 100 houses with noren.