Another place to visit in Takaoka, a casting town, is “Shimatani Syou･･･
After touching on koginzashi’s culture at “the Hirosaki Kogin Research Institute”, let’s try it out.
“Koginzashi shimaya handicraft shop” in town, about a 5-minute walk from Hirosaki Castle, allows you to make cute walnut buttons with koginzashi.
It takes about an hour for beginners. It is a small embroidery, but it is deep, and it is quite rewarding.
It is also very interesting to hear about koginzashi’s history and culture while working.experience Vol.5 2019/10/15