Takashiba Deco-Yashiki is the birthplace of the traditional folk toys of Miharu-goma (wooden toy horses) and Miharu papier-mâché dolls. The ""deco"" part of Deco-Yashiki refers to dolls. It means a doll house. There are now four doll-making workshops here. This makes it a community alive with traditions.
A unique culture has taken root in this area. This includes the Takashiba Seven Gods of Fortune Dance designated as an important intangible folk culture asset by Koriyama that uses traditional papier-mâché masks passed down in this area and the Hyottoko Dance.
Please visit if you want to experience the simple way of life in Tohoku or if you want to buy traditional folk crafts. There is also a ""deco walk"" on which craftsmen will guide you through the community and a ceramic painting experience in which you will paint on papier-mâché or a bean tumbling doll. (Advance reservations are required for both of these.)
- Miharu-goma: 1,300 yen (Excluding tax)
Mask: 1,400 yen (Excluding tax)
Papier-mâché of the 12-year Chinese zodiac: 1,300 yen (Excluding tax)
Bean tumbling doll: 600 yen (Excluding tax)
- Opening Times
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Differs depending on the shop)
- Differs depending on the shop
- ●Approx. 25 minutes from Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
●Approx. 10 minutes from Koriyama Higashi IC on the Banetsu Expressway
●Approx. 25 minutes by car from JR Koriyama Station
- Car Park
- Reviews (TripAdvisor)
- Takashiba Deco-Yashiki Tourist Association
- Telephone Number