Shirakawago Blog

Shirakawago Picture postcard beautiful and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shirakawago is stunning village hidden in an isolated valley in the far north of Gifu Prefecture. Instantly recognizable by the steeply sloped, thatched roofs of the traditional wooden houses that dot the landscape. Far from being just an attractive design, these specially crafted roofs¬† are … Read more

Artisan Ohi Toshio

Artisan – Ohi Toshio As part of Kanazawa Tours Meet the Masters series, I would like to introduce you to the master potter and ceramic artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI. Ohi-san is the 11th generation of a long line of masters to take the name Chozaemon; a name that has been passed down through his … Read more