１．The largest showroom of Matsumoto folk art furnishings in the city
“Matsumoto Kagu "(folk craft furniture) has a history of over 300 years, but nearly died out in the years leading up to WW2. The hallmarks of the furniture are the selection and preparation of the wood used each piece and the use of kumite-tsugite, a wood joinery technique that requires no nails. Matsumoto furniture today appears surprisingly western in style, by the work of Western craftsmen with a deep history of Western furniture. The Windsor chair is an iconic piece of Matsumoto furniture, but modern artisans create everything from chests of drawers to headboards to rocking chairs. Chuo Mingei Showroom is one of the largest showrooms of this local craft in Matsumoto, located right in the middle of the historical Nakamachi Street. Take your time seeing and touching these modern masterpieces of woodcraft and learn about their long history.
２．Take a break in a cafe decorated in Matsumoto folk furniture,
"Kissashitsu Yatoroonkan" is the cafe of the Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu, exquisitely furnished (along with the hotel lobby) with lovely examples of Matsumoto Mingei furniture. Enjoy a light meal here, such as soup curry to warm you up on a brisk day, along with a cup of the cafe's famous hand-drip coffee. A relaxing meal is a wonderful way to experience the luxury of Matsumoto Mingei furniture.
３．A charming shop selling folk furniture and local handcrafted goods
"Grain Note" has a selection of modern Matsumoto Mingei furniture on its second floor. The lower floor is dedicated to a variety of beautiful handmade crafts from local artists. Take your time browsing the selection of ceramic, wood, and glass products and see what catches your eye.
４．" Chikiriya Craftt Shop " is housed in an old whitewashed storehouse on Nakamachi Street. It is packed full of handmade crafts, mainly ceramics of all types and styles. It's the perfect location to shop for for gifts to take home including sake sets, plates, and vases.
１．Chuo Mingei Showroom : 3-2-12 Chuo, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-0811, Japan