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Trip to Yamagata

~ (2 days and 1 night) which feels safflower culture experience ~ dyed goods, manners and customs

Safflower of Yamagata Prefecture which cultivation increased to rapidly in the Edo era,
Through water transportation of "Mogami River" which ran through this prefecture, we were carried to Kyoto or Osaka.
In addition, salt, fish, tea, hina doll is loaded onto Climbing kiln ship,
Not only economy of Kyoto and Edo but also culture has been carried to Yamagata Prefecture.

It is trip to mention in the times when the Edo era when distribution is prosperous, and upward culture prospered is gorgeous.
  • 10:00JR Yamagata Station

    It is 45 minutes by car


    10:45 Hebei Safflower Museum ※Advance reservations

    (we make a reservation until rouge dyeing experience one and a half hours, one week ago)
    Museum is mansion trace of Shirobee Horigome that neighboring villages were millionaires that they cut. In this mansion, we store 5,000 points including weapon and life article and ancient documents. We can experience tie-dyeing of silk handkerchief with safflower. We acquire diaphragm design and can make original handkerchief only for oneself.

    It is 30 minutes by car


    12:45 noon (Nishikawa-machi)

    (one hour)
    We can enjoy seasonal cooking including produced wild plants in Sogo Egawa and Mt. Gassan.

    It is 45 minutes by car


    Roadside Station Mt. Gassan

    (break, 30 minutes including bouldering experience)
    In Kura of Sanskrit characters, sports experience "bouldering" is possible, and sale of special product only in natural history village, slow break space and cafe corner are in "teahouse of Sanskrit characters".

    It is 50 minutes by car


    16:30 accommodation (the Sakata city)

    We are available from shop of various genres.

  • 10:00 departure

    It is ten minutes by car


    10:10 old stirrup shop

    Shipping agency "stirrup shop" on behalf of Sakata took big role of Sea of Japan marine transportation of the Edo era. We are told that house becoming country designated historic spot was rebuilt just after big fire of (1845) in 1845, and, with typical Machiya structure of "ishiokisugihi*okukon" used widely in Shonai district at the time, life at the time can call.

    5 min by car


    12:00 noon (maimusumechaokuhinazo*rosouma*)

    (after dance daughter lunch, advance reservations, the meal visit in hall)
    Soon after having been destroyed by fire by big fire of Shonai great earthquake disaster of 1894, "Soma shop" which was restaurant which represented Sakata from the Edo era was built around storehouse where they remained, and, in November, 1996, we were appointed by registration cultural assets building of country. In addition, there is display such as hina doll or antique which we took home with us from the upper part, and state that culture at the time was influenced by understands.


    14:00 Mai Sakata daughter dance appreciation

    (we dance every day from 14:00 and, except kyu*nichi, appreciate)
    When business with goods-carrying merchant ship was prosperous, dance daughter culture came from Kyoto. We become Mai Sakata daughter and can appreciate fascinating dance now.

    5 min by car


    15:00 Hiyoriyama Park

    Watching setting sun which can overlook Sakata Port and the Mogami River river mouth over hexagon lighthouse, and sinks into the Sea of Japan


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