Hino Hikiyama signs in English

Hino-cho holds the Hino Matsuri Festival every year on May 2 and 3. Ornate Hikiyama floats (there are 15 of them) are displayed and paraded along the main roads. If you go to Hino-cho, you can see the large yamagura storehouses for these tall floats. From this year, all the storehouses now have a brand new sign explaining about the float in Japanese, English, and Korean. Each float has an interesting history. The person who wrote the English is a native speaker of English living in Hino-cho. His name is Austin Moore and he recently sent me email and told

» Read more

Hino Matsuri on May 3

Hino-cho will hold the Hino Matsuri on May 3. It is a parade of beautiful Hikiyama floats. I went last year and was very impressed. I will miss it this year. I heard that each Hikiyama float storehouse 曳山の山蔵 in Hino now has a sign with an English explanation. The person who wrote the English is a native speaker of English living in Hino-cho. His name is Austin and he recently sent me email and told me about it. Last year, the Shimizu-cho float was the only float with an English explanation. I was very surprised to see it. Austin

» Read more

English Web page for Hino town, Shiga

I made an English page for Hino-cho. https://photoguide.jp/txt/Hino-cho%2C_Shiga It is not yet complete, but it’s a good start. I will add more info to it, especially directions to get to various sights and maps. If you want to write anything about Hino, go ahead and send me the text in English. I will correct/edit it and add it to the Web page if suitable. Photos are also welcome. Like or share this:

» Read more
1 2 3