Takayama, in Gifu prefecture, the basis for fictional Kamiyama, is again embracing its connection to the Hyouka anime and light novels. Dating back to the 17th century, its local April Takayama Festival is famous for its ornate floats and complex puppets. This year, the spring rites will be joined by the Hyouka x Red Cross blood drive, sale of special goods, anime inspired food and an appearance by Eru Chitanda voice actress Satomi Satō.
The character depicted the parade of unmarried women to the Shinto shrine in the Hida Live Dolls Festival.
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The town also distributes maps of the locations that the anime inspired.