Chichibu, Japan *RERUN
Located about an hour and a half away from the hectic hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Chichibu is a quiet leisurely paced city. In 2016 its Night Festival was designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Chichibu Kabuki is a big draw at this festival. For over 400 years, Chichibu has been home to various industries. In the early 1900's silk industry flourished and a number of factories and stores were built. Chichibu's weaving industry went into decline after the second half of the 20th century. In this episode, we stroll around the old city where the retrospective buildings are carefully preserved.