Issue 6, February 2019

Issue 6, February 2019

Hikone city was originally a castle town during the Edo period. Facing Lake Biwa, this area is abundant in nature. There are still many cultural and historical heritage sites, including Hikone Castle. Various cultures have emerged in this castle town, including Japanese sweets, Koto Ware, Akadama Shinkyogan as a crude drug, and an Hikone Buddhist altar. In this issue, we will focus on Hikone city, and introduce Hikone’s culture and history in the form of interview articles.

  • A Japanese confectionary store with a history of 210 years
    Confectioner-Itojyu
  • Reconstructing Koto Ware and Hikone’s tradition
    Ichishirogama
  • A 350-year Inheritance of Household Medicine
    Arikawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Pursuing the Creation of a Buddhist Altar Heartfully
    Eirakuya Co., LTD.