IKAZAKI & MISOGI The Craft mecca
A Place for Arts and Crafts
Ikazaki district is known as place produces Japanese paper. Oda river that streams in the middle was used to transport the materials.
The skill of hand straining has remained, and local craftsmen offer you fun experiences such as paper making, kite making, and paper fan making.
New style paper craft which combined with gilding which gold leaf technique of France is very popular nowadays.
Misogi, located east of Ikazaki district, is a tiny village surrounded by high mountains. This area produce rice at rice terraces, and the view of “Izumidani rice terrace” takes your breath especially at sunset.
A closed elementally school has renovated as an community space named "Misogi-no-sato". It has a cafe that offers lunch on second and fourth Sundays. Also some local artists and craftsman have their ateliers, and open to public on weekends.