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Kanagawa

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Kamakura, former capital of historic sites and Yokohama, an international port

Kanagawa prefecture is located in the south of Tokyo on Honshu island. Kamakura used to be the capital of Japan and preserves historic sites.

 

Yokohama is one of the trade ports that opened its door in 1859 after sakoku, a foreign policy during the Tokugawa shogunate to ban foreign trade and has an influence of Western culture. 

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As a former capital of Japan from late 12th century to early 14th century, Kamakura preserves historic places including the Great Buddha, temples and shrines.

 

Hakone is a popular hot spring resort that offers the view of Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, and huge torii gates of Hakone Shrine along the shores of Ashino lake.

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Enoshima is a tiny gem just 90 minutes from Tokyo. It is a tiny island that lies on the Pacific turbulent waters and has Enoshima Shrine, beaches, caves and observation tower. 

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Fishing is popular at ports along Miura peninsula. Sashimi and rice bowls with different kinds of raw fishes on top are Kanagawa’s local cuisine.

 

Amount rice bowls, shirasu-don, rice topped with small sardines is well known in Kanagawa. 

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Kamakura-bori is a type of lacquer that is made by directly placing black lacquer on engraved wood. It was originally made for incense boxes during the Kamakura period.

 

Hakone Yosegi Zaiku are wooden puzzle boxes that can be opened only in a specific combination of patterns, which are made by several different kinds of woods.

 

Odawara lacquer is made by placing lacquer on woods from mountains in Hakone since around 15th century.

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Kimono fabrics

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Traditional Japanese beauty of kimono

Japanese people wear kimono in special occasions although it used to be daily clothes. Yokohama Chojiya brings kimono fabrics to the US to share the beauty of Japanese culture. 

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Tissue Paper Holder

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New and universal item that fits into a rich life

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Developed in cooperation with a tanner engaged in leather product design and a sawing expert, CORINO 2.9-1.0 TPH is a tissue holder series that is innovative yet universally designed so that it blends in with any interior. All made carefully in factories around Japan, the series offers a variety of designs made using leather, steel and wood so that it suits to various spaces from high-class hotel suites to at-home living spaces and sophisticated offices. In addition, its unique new form has obtained a utility model patent.