The streetscape of the old Tokaido route through the Arimatsu area consists of a number of traditional structures with tiled roofs and other vestiges of the Edo period.
The area thrived as a production center for tie-dyeing (shibori / 絞) products when the Owari domain authorities protected Arimatsu-shibori as special product of the domain. Fires in the Edo period destroyed much of the town, however, and many of the structures erected during the reconstruction were covered in roof tiles (kawara / 瓦). Ever since, shibori, and the kawara tiles that have protected the town, have been indispensable for Arimatsu.
During this event, enjoy a calming evening stroll through Arimatsu by the soft light from lanterns that combine the ceramic artistry of tile-making with modern shibori art. You won't want to miss this unusual fusion of these traditional industries.
When: Until Sun. 14 Nov. (During Sep. - 17:00 - 21:00; Oct., Nov. - 16:00 - 20:00)
Where: The old streets of Arimatsu (along the old Tokaido) (Until 10 Sep. - Nishi Machi(西町); 11 Sep. to 15 Oct. Naka Machi (中町); 16 Oct. to 14 Nov. Higashi Machi (東町))
Access: The old streets of Arimatsu are a 2-minute walk from Arimatsu Sta. (有松駅, NH25) on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (名鉄名古屋本線)
Website: https://c-an.jp/ (Japanese)