At 2k540, you can have fun seeing craft works from all over Japan. About fifty professional studios making potteries, glass works, wooden products, handmade shoes and bags and professional craft works gathered here. Each shop has a strong desire to "leave good things" so it carefully introduces products through demonstration.
You can enjoy the works produced by Fukuoka prefecture's potter making Takatoriyaki, the extremity of Japanese traditional craft works. The works created by Hekizan, the 3rd master of potter, provide elegance in delicacy and are loved by young people. In addition to authentic plates for tea and with flower drawn on it, teacups and coffee cups for daily use are often purchased as a souvenirs.
Takatoriyaki by Onimaru Setsuzan Kamamoto
Taking advantage of the know-hows to produce the wooden basis of "Echizen lacquer crafts" of Fukui prefecture with over 1500 years of history, Hacoa sells the wooden miscellaneous goods to match the modern life. Wooden business card holders (the above photo), smartphone cases and lacquered USB memories (the below photo) are popular as a souvenir. They also provide a name printing service using a laser carving machine.
Hacoa DIRECT STORE
Hacoa DIRECT STORE
This unique department store introduces excellent goods all around Japan that its owner found by going to various places in Japan. It carries a lot of handmade products produced by craftsmen such as the tinplate toys that are produced in small factories even now, stoles that are carefully dyed with vegetables, and folded-cloth collage accessories that are made with the fabric of Kimono.
Nippon Department Store
Uncommon even in Japan, this shop specializes in kaleidoscopes. They use artisanal, cutting edge processing techniques to make the kaleidoscopes, imported from the West an impressive work. If the timing is right, you can see the production processes and create your own original kaleidoscope. There are often English-speaking staffs on Saturdays.
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.