The birthplace of Japan Red
Bitchu Fukiya, a town of bengara and copper
The overall appearance of the townscape of Fukiya, which flourished thanks to its copper mine from the early part of the Edo period, is unified by the red ocher color of bengara.
Fukiya has been designated by the Japanese government as an important preservation district for groups of traditional buildings.
It was inscribed on the Japanese Heritage list on June 19, 2020.