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Style / Fashion Spots in Gujo / Mino / Seki Area

  • Tanizawa
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Gujo-shi Hachimancho Honmachi 839
    The only store dealing in Gujo pongee fabric, a luxurious handwoven silk cloth is made with plant dyes to produce a luster and simple colors. It is woven with top-grade, carefully selected domestic spring cocoons. The more you wear it, the more lustrous it gets, and it can even be worn for three generations. Munehiro Rikizo, who was born in Hachiman-cho, revived the tradition of pongee woven by Gujo farmers for personal use. He employed an innovative technique to create today's Gujo pongee. He's been nationally certified an Important Intangible Cultural Property Technology Holder, a first for an individual dealing with pongee. The store's first floor sells kimono accessories and indigo dyed merchandise, and the second floor displays works by Munehiro Rikizo.
  • Sasaya
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Mino-shi
    This craft shop is located a 15-minute walk from Minoshi Station on the Nagaragawa Railway. It does consignment sales of handmade goods made by artists both inside and outside the city. It is filled with highly ingenious miscellaneous goods that are also fun to look at. Small goods made of Japanese washi paper, pottery, as well as works made of old cloth and accessories are available in store.
  • Gujo Mokuri
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchouhashimotochou 908-1-1
    This Gujo store sells its own brand of geta, Japanese wooden clogs. Known as “Odori-geta, they're used in Gujo-Hachiman's famous local dance, the Gujo-odori. The store is particular about making them with quality hinoki cypress from the mountains around Gujo. Their clogs are cut whole from single pieces of wood, so they won't break even if you dance the night away on stone pavement. The shop also has a selection of colorful thongs for customizing them as you like, available in a variety of materials ranging from silkscreen prints to antique cloth.
  • Ishiyama Gofukuten
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoushimadani 828
    This kimono shop is located in Gujo Hachiman, famous for the Gujo Odori dance festival. Based on the concept of creating a new sense in everyday life by re-proposing a piece of dignified inherited Japanese culture that had been lost, they coordinate each and every customer’s encounter with the best kimono that suits them. They also offer rentals in addition to selling them. Most young Japanese people can’t put on kimonos by themselves. But it is free to be dressed the rental yukata by a kitsukeshi (person who helps another person get dressed), and they can be rented until the end of the dancing on the day of the Gujo Odori festival. During the Tetsuya Odori (late night dancing held for four nights during the Gujo Odori festival) period, and their rental hours are extended until midnight.
  • Seki Hamono Museum
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    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Oze 950-1
    Blade making a traditional industry in Seki City, and this complex is all about them. They sell Cutler Sanshu scissors, kitchen knives designed with Japanese swordmaking technology, and more. There is a knife museum on the premises, displays of Japanese swords and about the history of sword making in Japan, and a Japanese sword training area. They hold numerous workshops, and with advance booking, you can try training with Japanese swords, watch an Iaido (sword drawing) demonstration, try putting scissors together, or get your photo taken dressed in a kimono.

    圧巻の日本刀鍛練の実演、刀の製作工程について展示され、日本刀や刃物について学ぶ事が出来ます。海外からのお客様も多いようで、着物を着て刀を持って写真が取れるようです。 直営店らしく高品質の爪切り、包丁などが良心的な価格で販売されていました。

  • Washi no Mise Shiyu
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Pref. Minoshi Tokiwachou 2296
    This shop in Gifu Prefecture operated by Furukawa Shiko, a paper maker founded in 1835, is located a 15-minute walk from Nagaragawa Railway Minoshi Station. Located inside of a 70 year-old paper warehouse, it carries a wide range of unique and thoughtfully-designed items made with Mino washi paper. This includes Soebumi-Sen, letter sets created with a concept of conveying your feelings with the world’s shortest letter. It also includes Omoide Shuincho, a smooth-writing and quick-drying notebook for collecting shuin stamps from shrines and temples. It also includes their Mino Washi Socks, which are made with warm Mino washi yarn.
  • Aoyama Clothing Seki
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki-shi Midorigaoka 2-chome 4-ban 3-3-go
  • tie hair
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Mino Ikushi 1686-2 Bibi
  • Hair salon Tsuchiya
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki-shi Honmachi 2-3
  • ABC-MART Seki Mago
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki-shi Kurachi 516 Mago Motodate 2F
  • Shimamura Seki
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki-shi Minamide 17-1
  • Shimamura Gujoyamato
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Gujo-shi Yamatocho
  • Right-on Gifu Mago
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki-shi Kurachi 516 Mago Motodate 2F
  • AOKI Mino Seki
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki-shi
  • Nishimatsuya Seki
    Shopping
    Gifu Seki-shi Ikedacho 163-ban 1
  • Megane Ichiba Gifu Seki
    Shopping
    Gifu Seki-shi Midorigaoka 2-chome 4-15
  • Magic Misin Seki
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki
  • On Sendo Seki
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki-shi Oze 2837-1
  • Koike
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki-shi Nakanoho 6257-5
  • Kojima Clothing
    Style / Fashion
    Gifu Seki-shi Honmachi 3-chome 3

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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