Shirakawa-go’s Souvenirs & Specialty Products

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Last Update:October 14, 2016
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The Woodwork of Kokichi Hori
The Woodwork of Kokichi Hori

The Woodwork of Kokichi Hori

Woodwork souvenirs produced from strong woods such as ‘yew’ and ‘wisteria’ that are native to the village.


Miyama Ishi Tofu

Miyama Ishi Tofu

100% Toyama specialty soybeans and natural saltwater bittern are the ingredients for “Miyama Ishi Tofu” born in the spring-water of Mt. Hakusan. Without excessive moisture, this tofu is tough enough that it can maintain its form even when bound in string. A long shelf life means it can be used as a preserved food and it is also delicious eaten as sashimi or tofu steak.


Miyama Komo Tofu

Miyama Komo Tofu

Hardened tofu wrapped with Komo (braided stems of wild rice) are boiled slowly and carefully to an old-fashioned recipe with a well-guarded secret seasoning.


Miyama Soy-milk

Miyama Soy-milk

This unprocessed soy-milk is made with Toyama’s specialty soybeans and the clear spring-water of Mt. Hakusan. As its flavor is strong, please enjoy the pure taste.


Hoba Cha (Magnolia Tea)

Hoba Cha (Magnolia Tea)

An easy-going tea made with Hida’s specialty magnolia leaves. By using natural extract of magnolia leaves and meltwater from the snows of the Mt. Hakusan range, the balanced sweetness and flavor of magnolia is drawn out.


Gassho Yui Beads
Gassho Yui Beads

Gassho Yui Beads

Straps in the shape of gassho style houses, individually handmade using beads. Gassho style houses through a range of seasons are expressed by changing the colors of beads used in the roof.


Shirakawa-go Beimen (Rice Noodles)
Shirakawa-go Beimen (Rice Noodles)
Shirakawa-go Beimen (Rice Noodles)
Shirakawa-go Beimen (Rice Noodles)

Shirakawa-go Beimen (Rice Noodles)

Made with rice grown in the rich earth and refreshing water of Shirakawa-go, these noodles give a completely new sensation. Because wheat is not used, they can also be enjoyed with peace of mind by those with wheat allergies, a key attraction.


Hida Shirakawa-go Specialty Rice Ramen Noodles
Hida Shirakawa-go Specialty Rice Ramen Noodles

Hida Shirakawa-go Specialty Rice Ramen Noodles

Made using 100% Shirakawa rice grown in the terraced paddies using the fresh waters from Mt. Hakusan, these rice ramen noodles feature a soft, chewy texture. Because this product is gluten-free, they also have health benefits and are ideal for those with allergies.


Shiroyamakan’s Homemade Miso
Shiroyamakan’s Homemade Miso

Shiroyamakan’s Homemade Miso

Built in the late 19th Century, the Shiroyamakan Inn has served its grilled magnolia leaf miso at breakfast for over 100 years. The miso is also available for purchase.


Grandma’s Special Gohei Mochi (Skewered Rice Cakes)
Grandma’s Special Gohei Mochi (Skewered Rice Cakes)
Shirakawa-go Beimen (Rice Noodles)

Grandma’s Special Gohei Mochi (Skewered Rice Cakes)

Skewered rice cakes made using 100% Shirakawa-go Koshihikari rice. Wanting to provide something made from start to finish within Shirakawa Village, these rice cakes are individually handmade by the village’s grandmothers.


Shirakawa-go Handmade Tochi Mochi (Horse Chestnut Rice Cakes)
Shirakawa-go Handmade Tochi Mochi (Horse Chestnut Rice Cakes)
Shirakawa-go Handmade Tochi Mochi (Horse Chestnut Rice Cakes)

Shirakawa-go Handmade Tochi Mochi (Horse Chestnut Rice Cakes)

Traditional rice cakes carefully pounded using horse chestnuts gathered in the fields and mountains of Shirakawa-go. They are a limited edition, available in December.


Grandma’s Special Gohei Mochi (Skewered Rice Cakes)

Shirakawa-go no Hatsuuma Dango (Dumplings)

Rice-flour dumplings produced in 3 varieties, white, buckwheat, and millet. They are a limited edition, available in February.


Shirakawa-go Emaki (Traditional Postcards)
Shirakawa-go Emaki (Traditional Postcards)
Shirakawa-go Emaki (Traditional Postcards)

Shirakawa-go Emaki (Traditional Postcards)

Paintings by local artists, born and raised in Shirakawa-go, are reprinted as picture postcards.


Shirakawa-go Buckwheat Baked Sweets

Shirakawa-go Buckwheat Baked Sweets

“Buckwheat Florentine,” “Buckwheat Pound-cake,” and “Horse Chestnut Pound-cake” baked with stone-milled buckwheat flour, using Shirakawa-go’s native species of buckwheat.


Shirakawa-go Kikurage (Cloud Ear Mushrooms)

Shirakawa-go Kikurage (Cloud Ear Mushrooms)

These cloud ear mushrooms, used in a variety Shirakawa-go’s traditional dishes, have become one of the village’s specialty products.


Rice Flour

Rice Flour

Rice flour made using only Koshihikari rice grown by Shirakawa Village’s contracted farmers. It is also used within the village to produce other goods such as dumplings.


Products at the Genki-na Yasai-kan (Healthy Vegetable Center)
Products at the Genki-na Yasai-kan (Healthy Vegetable Center)
Products at the Genki-na Yasai-kan (Healthy Vegetable Center)
Products at the Genki-na Yasai-kan (Healthy Vegetable Center)

Products at the Genki-na Yasai-kan (Healthy Vegetable Center)

The Healthy Vegetable Center is a direct sales location for local produce such as fresh vegetables and homemade pickles, located in a gassho-style house. Products include Shirakawa-go’s traditional early winter red turnip pickles, ancient strains of rice (red and black), seasonal vegetables and edible wild-plants tossed in handmade giant butterbur miso & red chili miso.


Jiba Studio Gallery Traditional Crafts
Jiba Studio Gallery Traditional Crafts
Jiba Studio Gallery Traditional Crafts
Jiba Studio Gallery Traditional Crafts

Jiba Studio Gallery Traditional Crafts

Shirakawa-go’s unique traditional crafts. Everyday items, toys, and ornaments connected with Shirakawa-go are crafted using techniques passed down from ancient times.


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