Yasuko Hair Salon

The Yasuko Hair Salon opened for business in 1961. Their noren features a design based on the Chiyomanzai-hounen, a traditional dance performed during Katsuyama's Bon Festival for the past 280 – 300 years. These days, the dance preservation committee holds it during the town's Autumn Leaves Festival as well. The silhouettes drawn on this noren express the sequence of the dance. The song, samisen, bamboo flute and drum all blend together with the slow movements of a dance which perfectly matches the comfortable pace of life in Katsuyama.