SHOP

This is the toy shop. There are many traditional toys such as spinning tops, kites, wooden paddles, and souvenirs. Many foreigners like to buy chiyogami, a decorative Japanese paper, and accessories made from them.

"Kurashiki Hariko" is papier mache which all parts of works are handmade by craftsmen. Espeically, one of their famous figures is a tiger. The tradition in the Kurashiki area is to present a Hariko tiger to a newborn baby boy, so it's not surprising that tigers are the most common design, found in various sizes.

Nihon Kyodo Gangukan (Japanese Folk Toys Museum)

The Japanese Folk Toys Museum exhibits folk toys from all over Japan from the Edo, Meiji, and Showa periods. Attached facilities, including a gallery and shops, are arranged around a courtyard.