In 1951 when the Shōwa emperor visited Shigaraki they welcomed him by building an arch out of their main product, hibachi, and lining up Shigaraki tanuki holding Japanese flags. The Shōwa emperor was delighted and the entire country took note through the news media.


  • Title: Hōgei no tanuki, Tennō heika gekō kinen
  • Date Created: 1951
  • Transcript:
    "Hōgei no tanuki, Tennō heika gekō kinen" from Shigaraki-cho hakkō
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