Seven Lucky Gods
In Kawagoe City which is called "Koedo", the little old-Tokyo, still remains the atmosphere of the old castle town. And there are temples where the "Shichifukujin", Seven Lucky Gods, have been worshipped from ancient times as deities that bring good luck. Please get the Seven Good Fortunes!!
We want to pass on Japanese kimono culture. We have a wide variety of kimonos, Japanese items waiting for you, perfect for daily use or as a souvenir, such as 'furoshiki' (Japanese wrapping cloths), handkerchiefs, towels, and handbags. These are sure to become a well treasured keepsake.
Fine china store 'Yamawa'
As you enter 'Kura'style store with its black walls,dynamic columns and hari(beams),we exhibit china pieces that are made by local artists. And we hold pottery classes for you.One day class,will you become an artist for the day? We have cafe which serves Kawagoe's famous and very popular sweet potato mini-kaiseki. We are waiting for you!
Japanese lifestyle of Buddhism. We have available many numbers of Altar, idol Buddha, Beads. We are looking forward to your visit!!
Nakain was founded in 830 A.D. by grand Buddhist priest Ennin. A garden of a temple changes the shape by the four seasons, and pleases the scene to people visiting this place. A person loses a word to describe it in beauty of a cherry blooming in spring in particular. This temple is conveyed with the birthplace of Kawagoe tea and Sayama tea.
The history of Kitain is thought to have begun when the monk Ennin founded Muryoju Temple in 830 A.D. Muryoju is another name for the Amitabha Buddha (Buddha of Unending Life) the main object of worship at the Temple. Kitain has much precious historical cultural assets, and there is a very famous thing too 500 Statues of Rakan, fair of Dharma dolls.
This shop was established 240 years ago to sell writing paper, writing brushes, Shoji paper, Fusuma, and Byobu (folding screens). At present, they mainly sell hanging scrolls, frames, and Shikishi, a large square card used to write poems or to paint pictures. Shikishi are popular among foreign travelers because of the reasonable price and art depicted on them.