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Gyoda, town of Tabigura that continues to support Japanese kimono culture from the feet

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Walk through the backstreets of Gyoda, the town that grew around Oshi Castle, and a variety of tabi warehouses called tabigura, which aremade of earth, stone, or mortar,appear. Gyoda tabi made their first appearances about 300 years ago.
Also made by samurai wives as a side job, Gyoda tabi later became widely known as a local specialty product, and during the golden age of tabi making, about 80% of all tabi in Japan were produced in Gyoda.
Along with this development, from the second half of the Meiji period, tabigura were built one after another.
Today, many tabiguraand other historic buildings remain standing to create the charming scenery in Gyoda, as “Gyoda, townthat continues to support Japanesekimono culturefrom the feet”.

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CULTURAL PROPERTIES

AREA

Gyoda City (Saitama Prefecture)

ACCESS

  • Train
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Ueno-Tokyo Line)~JR Gyoda Sta.(Approx. 1hr20min)
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Ueno-Tokyo Line)~Kumagaya Sta.(Chichibu Railway)~Chichibu Railway Gyoda Sta.(Approx. 1hr40min)
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Ueno-Tokyo Line)~Kuki Sta.(Tobu Isesaki Line )~Hanyu Sta.(Chichibu Railway)~ Gyoda Sta.(Approx. 1hr40min)
  • Car
    • Hanyu IC(Tohoku Expressway/Route 125)~Gyoda City(Approx. 14km)
    • Kazo IC(Tohoku Expressway/Route 125)~Gyoda City(Approx. 17km)
    • Hanazono IC(Kanetsu Expressway/Route 140)~Gyoda City(Approx. 22km)
    • Higashi-Matsuyama IC(Kanetsu Expressway/Route 66)~Gyoda City(Approx. 16km)
    • Okegawa-Kitamoto IC(Kenou Expressway/Route17)~Gyoda City(Approx. 16km)

CONTACT

  • Protection of Cultural Properties Division, Gyoda City Board of Education
  • TEL:048-553-3581
  • Gyoda City Commerce and Tourism Division
  • TEL:048-556-1111

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Gyoda, town of Tabigura that continues to support Japanese kimono culture from the feet

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