Gifu Prefecture

Japanese city famous for its production of swords and knives now has katana-shaped ice cream

Centuries of craftsmanship has amounted to this moment.

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Daily High School Girls Project gets anime adaptation, awes us with the power of cute uniforms

From mere sketches to full blown anime, this is history in the making.

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City that inspired settings in hit anime “Your Name” sees unbelievable boost in tourist dollars

Hida City, Gifu Prefecture rakes in a whopping 18.5 billion yen in tourist dollars as fans of the film make pilgrimages to the region.

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Traditional Japanese umbrellas feature designs inspired by The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls

Made in Gifu Prefecture, these elegant designs reflect not only modern pop culture, but an umbrella-making tradition that stretches all the way back to the Edo Period.

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Gifu town under fire for using busty No-Rin character to boo(b)st tourism

One city in Gifu is trying to put a little bounce into its local tourism by using Kocho, the top-heavy character from No-Rin, on its promotional media.

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University students in Gifu Prefecture can now earn credits while working at Aeon shopping mall

On April 15, representatives from Gifu Prefecture’s Chubu Gakuin University and its affixed junior college reached an agreement with Japan’s major retailer Aeon that will allow university students to earn credits while working part-time in paid internships. The deal was born out of a desire to provide students with more practical work experience while at the same time strengthening ties to the surrounding community.

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