Difference between the "Designation system for cultural properties" and "Japan Heritage"

Designation system
for cultural properties

Each cultural property is designated and preserved as separate sites

Historic site Designation system for cultural properties by Gyoda City|Oshi Castle site Oshi Castle site
Designation system for cultural properties by Gyoda City|Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds
Building Designation system for cultural properties by Gyoda City|Tabi warehouse Tabi warehouse
Folk cultural property Designation system for cultural properties by Gyoda City|Gyoda's tabi socks manufacturing tools and products Gyoda's tabi socks manufacturing toolsand products
Cultural property?? Designation system for cultural properties by Gyoda City|Zeri fry Zeri fry

Japan
Heritage

Links the assets to promote use and recognition

Gyoda City Protection of Cultural Properties Division | Japan Heritage story image

Outline of Gyoda City's Story

Japan Heritage comprises a story outline, story text, and cultural properties (asset components) that make up the story (evidence), and a plan for regional revitalization. The story of Gyoda City is as follows.

Strolling through the back streets of Gyoda, a town that flourished around Oshi Castle, you can hear the intermittent sounds of sewing machines as an array of tabi storehouses called "tabigura," made from clay, stones, and mortar, come into view. Tabi (traditional Japanese two-toed socks) production in Gyoda began around 300 years ago. First made by samurai wives as a side job, the tabi made in Gyoda later became widely known as a local specialty. At its peak, Gyoda produced around 80% of all the tabi made in Japan. In line with its development, tabi storehouses were built one after another from around the late Meiji period. Many historic buildings such as the tabi warehouses still line the streets to create a charming atmosphere in the city of Gyoda, which is still the leading producer of tabi socks and continues to support the kimono culture of Japan from the feet.