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About Toyohashi

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Traditional Industry

Toyohashi Fude(Toyohashi Brushes for Calligraphy)

Toyohashi Fude Calligraphy brush crafting is said to have been first introduced to Toyohashi by a craftsman who had formerly produced calligraphy brushes for the imperial family in Kyoto. The craftsman was invited to Yoshida Han in 1804. At that time in the Toyohashi region, good quality materials were easily available, and the production of brushes got underway, continuing to the present day. The production of calligraphy brushes is a traditional craft, as designated by the national government.

Chikuwa, Kamaboko(Fish paste products)

Chikuwa, Kamaboko The production of chikuwa (a fish paste product) is said to date back to around 1830. Abundant fish from the region was made into chikuwa and salted, and then shipped to inland areas as a preservable food. This food became popular and became the present day chikuwa after being refined over the years.



Sashiko and Mikawa Cotton

Sashiko The thick white cotton textile produced in the Mikawa area is called Mikawa Cotton. The textile is still used for Happi jackets and Noren curtains. Sashiko is a kind of running stitch pattern for improved insulation and for making the cloth stronger. Those who are engaged in hard labor wear them. Firemen's coats are also made of Sashiko cloth.



Nameshi Dengaku(Rice mixed with greens from the rape plant, and baked bean curd with bean paste)

Nameshi Dengaku Dengaku is a traditional local dish of tofu (bean curd) on a stick that is baked and coated with miso (bean paste). The dish was named Dengaku because the shape and color of the food resembled the dancing costumes used in the Dengaku festival. Dengaku is a dance dedicated to the gods of the rice fields for a good yield of rice.