CocoShiga in Tokyo

Updated: May 22, 2022 On October 29, 2017, Shiga Prefecture finally opened a full-fledged “antenna shop” in Tokyo named “COCOSHIGA” (ここ滋賀) in the…

UCC Shiga Factory tours in Echigawa, Aisho

The UCC Shiga Factory (UCC滋賀工場) in Aisho, Shiga Prefecture (near Ohmi Railways Echigawa Station) started full-scale operations in March 2013 to make regular coffee in…

Shiga food and gifts

This post kicks off a new blog category named “Shiga Food & Gifts.” I’ll be trying Shiga’s food, beverages, and other products. This post will…

Buddhist altars made in Shiga Prefecture

Updated: May 7, 2017 Shiga Prefecture has three handicrafts officially designated as a “Traditional Craft” by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (経済産業大臣指定伝統的工芸品). “Traditional crafts” as…

Otsu-e paintings then and now

Anyone who visits Otsu will sooner or later see an Otsu-e painting (大津絵). It can be a picture of an ogre (oni), wisteria…

Yahei hot chili peppers in Konan

Updated: June 1, 2018 Meet Yukiyo Mitaka and Yuzu Sasaki (三峰 教代・佐々木 由珠), a young and peppy pair of hot chili pepper farmers in…

Shiga Food and Crafts Fair in Tokyo

Video link: http://youtu.be/aYVMeAMgaW8 My short video of the Omi-ten Shiga Prefecture Food and Crafts Fair (第26回 琵琶湖夢街道大近江展) held at Takashimaya Dept. Store in Nihonbashi,…
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Hikone: A Journey in Time (manga review)

Updated: Nov. 7, 2014 The Hikone Board of Education has published a manga comic booklet in English titled, Hikone: A Journey in Time.…
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