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Kogensya Main Branch光原社 本店

Souvenirs

Kogensya is a store located on a site extending from JR Morioka Station to the Kitakami River that specializes in traditional handicraft products such as Nambu ironware and Urushi lacquerware. The items on sale are not limited to Iwate Prefecture’s own specialty products; they also include handicraft products from all over Japan, including Okinawan glassware, Shusaigama-ware ceramics from Shimane Prefecture, etc. Kogensya’s founder, Oikawa Shiro, was a classmate of Miyazawa Kenji, the writer of children’s stories who is one of Iwate Prefecture’s most famous authors, and was involved in the publication of “The Restaurant of Many Orders,” a collection of Miyazawa’s children’s stories. Kogensya’s Majieru-kan building and Kahi-kan café both have many items relating to Miyazawa Kenji on display, making Kogensya a popular place for Miyazawa Kenji enthusiasts to visit.

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place Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Zaimokuchou 2-18
phone 0196222894

Review of Kogensya

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/10 素敵な空間
私が行った時は、商店街で夜市をやってました。
賑やか通りから、お店の奥まったところになんとも不思議な空間…宮沢賢治ワールドとても素敵でした。
Reviewed:2017/07/12 材木町の隠れ家
盛岡市でも老舗のお店です。うす暗くて雰囲気の良い店内ではおいしいコーヒーやお茶が頂けます。併設のショップもセンスの良い品ぞろえでお勧めです。
Reviewed:2017/06/12 店名は宮沢賢治が命名
盛岡駅を出て旭橋を渡ると左手にいーはとーぶアベニュー材木町があります。この通りの入り口から少しの歩いた所にあります。大正13年に童話集「注文の多い料理店」を出版した店です。中庭には壁には有名な「雨ニモマケズ」の詩が大書されています。また、この通りには賢治に関わるモニュメントがありますので探しながら、散策しましょう。

Details

Address

Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Zaimokuchou 2-18 [map]

Phone

0196222894

Hours
10:00-18:00
[1/5-3/15]10:00-17:30
Closed
Monthly 15 Sunday (The next day in case of Saturday Sunday Public holiday), 3 consecutive holidays in 1/Feb., 2 consecutive days in Mar.
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

    There is no Bus Stop nearby.
    There is no IC nearby.

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Iwate Main Areas

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.