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Udatsu Townscapeうだつの町並み

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First established as the castle town of Waki Castle, this townscape developed as center for the indigo trade​. Many of the machiya (town houses) feature tile-roofed and plastered udatsu (short pillars for supporting a ridgepole) on both ends of their roofs. The streets, which retain the scenery of Japan’s early modern and modern period, are lined with 85 traditional buildings built between the mid Edo period to the early Showa period, with most being built around the Meiji period. Every October, the neighborhood holds the Udatsu Festival. The townscape has been selected as one of Japan’s 100 Best Roads as well as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings.


Tokushima Pref. Mimashi Wakimachi South town

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