Hirasaka is a fictional village in Japan. Hirasaka serves as the primary location of Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni. The village has a set of strict customs that all villagers and visitors must adhere to. Any who fail to follow the customs are immediately ostracized from the village and often suffer significant harassment from other villagers. The harassment persists until said person leaves the village.


The customs of Hirasaka are strictly upheld by the older generation. The following is a list of known customs from Hirasaka.

  • Wash your hands before entering the village.
  • Don't walk in the middle of the road.
  • Eat rice in a specific manner.
  • Don't go into the mountains.