Legends of demons that cause strange and mysterious phenomena and gods with powers beyond human understanding are still passed on orally from grandmother to grandchild as mukashigatari. Tono, Iwate prefecture, is a capital of such storytelling in terms of the number of legends and how interesting they are. We have created a system for adding subtitles in various languages to the mukashigatari told by old women in their local dialects, allowing visitors from abroad to enjoy this unique experience.
Mukashigatari (30–60 min)
Listen to the authentic story of "Oshirasama," the god of sericulture, and learn about the history of sericulture in a traditional Japanese house. In addition, enjoy the mukashigatari of an old woman from the storytelling club with English or Chinese subtitles. The "Oshira Hall" is stunning with its installation of many vibrantly colored Oshirasama.
Exploring Kappa Pool (30 min)
fish for the most popular demon, the kappa, in this valley where it is said to live.