Centuries of craftsmanship has amounted to this moment.
From mere sketches to full blown anime, this is history in the making.
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.
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.
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.
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.