The Hino Sangyo Festival
This month, Hino City came together for the 51st Hino Sangyo Festival. One of Hino's biggest events, the Hino Sangyo Festival is a two-day celebration of Hino's business, industry, and agriculture. It features local workers from all sorts of sectors, including those we're so apt to take for granted. From farmers to doctors, engineers to artists, the city's workers were out in full force to share Hino's products, produce, and services with the community!
The area near the entrance was abustle all weekend with food and fun. The food stall area had everything from good old fried comfort food to classy wine from Hino's Japanese sister city, Shiwa. In the large sports park adjacent to the entryway, visitors took advantage of the perfect sunny weather to play sporty outdoor games and watch live entertainment at the dance fest. There was even a miniature train running laps near the kids play area!
Deeper into the event space was a more relaxed area focused on local farming and produce. In this particular tent, the biggest and best of this year's crop was on display. These giant pears were not only larger than my fist, they were bigger than both fists put together!
In addition to present-day farming, there was also a chance to take a look at what agricultural industry looked like in the past at the Mulberry House. The two-story research facility, built in 1932, was once used to study silkworms right here in Hino.
Meanwhile, businesses from Hino and surrounding cities put up booths inside the Fureai Hall. Exploring the hall, you could find handicraft shops, free medical examinations, a robotics display, and more. At other booths, visitors could learn what it's like to use a 3d printer, see what goes on under the hood for common machines, or try some of Hino's ever-popular curry bread.
While visiting the different areas of the festival space, visitors collected stamps at the stamp rally booths. After filling their stamp sheets, guests got to spin a lottery machine for a chance to win snacks, mug cups, and other prizes. One lucky winner even got to take home a bicycle!
All in all, getting to see the agriculture, industrial, and service work that goes on behind the scenes in our daily lives was an amazing experience. The Hino Sangyo Festival only just ended, but I'm looking forward to seeing how it'll grow next year already!
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