Shirakawa-go’s Souvenirs & Specialty Products
Completely handmade, right down to the packaging, this popcorn is made using corn grown in the village. The cultivation was started by a couple who wanted to make a snack that was truly ‘born and raised’ within the village. The unique taste is a little different from ordinary caramel flavor popcorn.
Shirakawa-no-sato Sekka-no-Shizuku (Droplets of Snowflakes)
The local people are blessed with groundwater from the mountains that they protect, bottling it for sale as drinking water.
Shirakawa-go Yamitsuki Noko Cheese-cake “Yui” (moreish & rich)
Extensive tasting in the local community produced a flavor that suits the palettes of many customers. The Japanese character “Yui” that gives the product its name, symbolizes a relationship of helping one another. The product was created together with a lot of advice from local people.
Ancient Rice (Glutinous, Unpolished, Black Rice & Red Rice)
Ancient rice strains (black rice & red rice) are sold unpolished. Because this is unpolished glutinous rice, it produces a popping sensation when eaten followed by the traditional chewy texture of glutinous rice. Please add 1 tablespoon of ancient rice to 3 cups of white rice before cooking and eating.
Traditional techniques such as ‘Hide-zaiku’ (maple weaving) and handicraft techniques from the Edo era such as ‘Tsumami-zaiku’ (flowers crafted from material), along with old cloth from kimono have been transmitted to Shirakawa Village. They are remade into products for everyday life on the theme of “Items for the modern lifestyle”.