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Gifu Prefecture

Blessed with an abundance of nature, Gifu Prefecture has been a producer of exceptional products since old times. The skills and pride of the craftsmen continue to live to this day.

MINO WARE

美濃焼

The ceramics made in the eastern region of Gifu Prefecture are know as Mino ware. Through its history of 1,300 years, wide variety of products from artistic pieces to tableware to tiles have been produced here.

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MINO WASHI PAPER

美濃和紙

Mino washi paper has a 1,300-year long history upholding traditional techniques of antiquity. The technique of making hand-made Hon-minoshi paper (the highest grade) was designated as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014.

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SEKI CUTLERY

関の刃物

The cutlery of Seki inherits the technique of Japanese sword making that dates back more than 700 years. Seki cutlery is one of the world leading brands known as the three “S” cutlery capitals along with Germany’s Solingen and England’s Sheffield.

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WOODWORK

木工品

Gifu’s abundant forest resource helped cultivate a unique culture of wood craftsmanship known as Hida’s craftsmanship. For over 1,300 years, the tradition and techniques have been passed down through generations to make a wide range of wooden products.

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SAKE

日本酒

The cutlery of Seki inherits the technique of Japanese sword making that dates back more than 700 years. Seki cutlery is one of the world leading brands known as the three “S” cutlery capitals along with Germany’s Solingen and England’s Sheffield.

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