TOIRO is honored to be representing these special Gifu handcrafts and being able to bring them to Los Angeles. Gifu prefecture is known as the “Land of Clear Waters” that flow through ancient forests. It is a centrally located landlocked region nestled within the mountains, and is the site of more than 1,300 years’ history of continuous artisan craftwork. Gifu Prefecture’s rich culture has been recognized by UNESCO, with the village of Shirakawa-go being given the distinction of a World Heritage Site.
This collection includes Mino-yaki pottery, Mino Washi Paper, wood works, and many more from nine different producers. To learn more about each producer and their story, check out thispageon Happy Donabe Life.