Yamakoshi village, Niigata, Japan.
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Yamakoshi Village: Vivid Culture and Rural Respite in the Heart of Niigata Prefecture

Sponsored by Yamakoshi Village When you first experience the scenery from the narrow roads that weave through Yamakoshi Village, it’s enough to make you feel as though you have stumbled into one of Hokusai’s woodblock prints. Winding hills of lush foliage overlook tiered rice paddies…
Harajirozaemon is a miso and soy sauce brewery in Hita city, Oita prefecture, Japan.
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Hita and Its Traditional Craft Work: Visit Geta and the Soy Sauce Factory

Sponsored by Tourism Oita If you are in Hita, you should definitely visit two important factories of the city. Harajirozaemon is a miso and soy sauce brewery and they even make Japanese lemonade (ramune), and the Motono-hakimono Factory makes traditional wooden shoes called Geta. It’s time to discover…
Murakami Lacquerware, A local craftwork with a long history.
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Murakami Lacquerware – The Specialty Handicraft of Niigata

Sponsored by Murakami City During my trip to Murakami city, I learned about the numerous “charm points” of this interesting town. Besides beautiful beaches and delicious food and drink, Murakami also has a history of making “Tsuishu” or red lacquerware. Most westerners would typically associate…