Monday, March 23, 2009


Ohtsu City also has a traditon of Hikiyama, decorated cars drawn by men when they have Ohtsu Festival in October. I visited Ohtsu Festival Hikiyama Exhibition Hall before going home and made this efuto.
- MT


Emy said...

Rev. Masanobu,

What is the meaning of Hikiyama? Is there any particular history behind this parade? After looking some of the details, it seems like a very old tradition, isn´t it?


Masanobu said...


If my understanding is correct, "hiki" means "drawing" and "yama" stands for the car in the festival. So, "hikiyama" would mean the decorated car for being drawn by men in the festival.

- MT