The Dōgo Onsen Honkan's art wrap is complete!
On the north side, 10 wall-art panels can be seen
On Friday, July 19th, 2019, in front of Shinrotei at the east side of the Dōgo Onsen Honkan, the unveiling ceremony of the Dōgo Onsen Honkan's art wrap took place. Tomochika, the captain of the pep squad "Just right, Matsuyama," came to support the event. Also there was GONNA, a dynamic percussion group consisting of Japanese drumming and marimba. At the event, the art wrap of the Phoenix that is on the giant scaffold called suyane, which is 20 meters tall at its peak and with a circumference of 100 meters, was revealed. On the north side are 10 wall-art panels. One of those panels called "The Arrival of the Phoenix" was also unveiled. On the art wrap, a giant Phoenix, an egret which is the symbol of Dōgo Onsen, Dōgo-Onsen-related historical figures who appear in the animation, and a famous character from the original manga series "Hi no Tori, the Phoenix" are drawn. Other than "The Arrival of the Phoenix," some wall-art panels on the north side are manga panels on which Tezuka Productions drew the story of the animation in manga style. The art wrap and the wall-art panels also have AR function and if you download the free dedicated app and hold your smartphone up against them, you will be able to enjoy seven AR contents such as exclusive videos and original photo frames. Furthermore, you will find the characters from "Hi no Tori, the Phoenix: Dōgo Onsen Chapter" on direction boards around Honkan. Please enjoy them while walking around the Dōgo Onsen Honkan.
The Dōgo Onsen Honkan is currently under repairs to preserve the building. While repairs are being done, it's still open and you can enjoy 100 % natural hot water of Dōgo Onsen
Dōgo Onsen, the famous hot spring with 3,000 years of history
The stone bathing rooms adorned with Tobe porcelain panel paintings and the baths with their large column-shaped water spouts called yugama are representative of the Dōgo Onsen Honkan's unique appeal.