On January 15, 2019, Dogo Onsen Honkan started the conservation and repair work while remaining open. During the first half of the work, Dogo Onsen drew upon TEZUKA Osamu’s lifework, Hi no Tori, the Phoenix, under the title of “Dogo REBORN Project”, to convey both domestically and internationally, the unique charm of a bathhouse undergoing “rebirth”.
“Hi no Tori, the Phoenix: Dogo Onsen Chapter” is a story in which the Phoenix comes from beyond time and space into the history and chronicles of Dogo Onsen and guides Dogo Onsen at its turning point. The prologue and Episodes 1, 2, and 3 have been released. In addition, “Hi no Tori, the Phoenix: Dogo Onsen Chapter Prologue “Ōkuninushi and Sukuna Hikona” won the highest award in the professional, semi-professional, and local government categories of Shikoku Content Video Festa 2020.
* The Dogo REBORN Project ended on August 31, 2021.