Fukiya Furusato developed as a mining village between the mountains at the Kibi Kogen plateau. The entire village is unified in a brownish-red color: the color of the “Bengara” colorant. Normally, it was used to bring out a red color in pottery and lacquerware, but its properties extended to deterring insects, rot, and rust. Above all, it was a beautiful color, so it was used to paint the buildings. The unified appearance of the town is the result of pottery merchants trying for a unique look. The nostalgic Bengara hue will no doubt add a unique splash of color to your trip.