January 16th, Little New Year (festival held on January 15) is the day when women are released from housework. On this day, Kenojiru(Fish broth is a soup made from finely chopped root vegetables, edible wild plants, frozen tofu, and fried tofu, seasoned with miso and soy sauce)was made at every house and was eaten in prayer for a year without illness. Section of village Watoku Town is said to be a folklore site.

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