Gungendo is located in Omori-cho, a historic town nestled in the hills of Oda City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Now a World Heritage site, Omori-cho prospered as a silver mining town from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. It is in this small town that we continue to live and grow. … Click to read more.
The traditional skills of craftsmen which flourished throughout Japanese history are slowly disappearing as the demand for efficiency fuels industrialization. However, it is in these traditional skills and techniques that we find true value. We aim to create clothing with materials created by such craftsmen, which perfectly complement a lifestyle of simplicity.
We may not have a top chef at our establishments, but we spare no effort when it comes to creating delicious food. Sitting around a dinner table filled with warm conversation and laughter is the perfect way to enjoy a meal. We aim to bring what used to be commonplace in the home back into our daily lives.
We have restored many old houses in Iwami Ginzan. In our restoration projects, we feel that we have somehow been guided by the houses themselves. By creating dwellings and thinking carefully about lifestyle, we aim to show the value of inheriting the history created by our ancestors.