Now let me introduce some of historical places in Kutani.
| The house was built at the end of 19th century.
It was used as an inn for pilgims.
Reopened in 2004 and keeps hospitality Saturdays
| An inn for pilgrims. It's located diagonal from
the 46th temple Joururiji.
|The 46th temple Joruriji.|
|The 47th temple Ysakaji.|| The second oldest guideboard for pilgrims,
which was built in 1685.
| The pilgrimage started from here.
The house owner named Emon Saburo lived here.
See the detailed story "About the pilgrimage."
|One of ancient burial mounds in 6th century.|| An old castle ruin, which was contructed around
| A village headman's house, national important
cultural property. It was built in 1866.
Kutani is full of nature and we have attractive seasonal events.
Please see the following pictures to know what our area is like.
|Some of our events|
|Bon festival in August||Jizo festival in August||Toro Festival in August|
|Autum festival in October||Fire-walking ritual in April||Inoko festival by children in November|
|Raccoon Dance yearly||Kite-flying in January||Farmers' pastime. Tens of these
scarecrows here and there
|Some of our sceneries|
|A little house with an enshrined
statue of Kobo Daishi inside.
|One of four fountains.||Places of Gorintos (samurais'
graves before 1550s) are
scattered here and there.
| Residence of a powerful clan
|Rengeso (Chinese milk vetch)
| The site of a holly priest
named Ippen, who lived
here for years.
|A Shinto shrine.||A street lamp built in 1768.||A picture dedicated to a shrine.|
|A field of spider lilies in September||A hometown of Raccoon dogs||Coming of spring in February|
|Planting rice in May||Rice harvest in October||Serving Shikoku pilgrims
with free tea & cakes
| Monju-in where the first pilgrimage
is said to have started from here.
|Joruri-ji temple (46th) in snow||Part of Kutani from a hillside|