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 Tanigawa Seijiro Pipe Shop

Supposedly this is the last traditional pipe shop in Japan. It is located near the Designcraft office and across the street from the old Kaichi Elementary School. The text on the noren reads "established in the Genroku era," which is more than 300 years ago. Although the noren says "specialty shop," the small shop is more like an atelier, where the ninth-generation master makes fine and colorful handcrafted pipes.

Tanigawa Seijiro Pipe Shop(c) Designcraft