Introduction of Honke Matsugane
Honke Matsugane is not just the place for visitors to stop by to gather information about Iwakuni but it offers them a chance to experience the Japanese culture like Sushi, Sake and Tatami mat.
The building of Honke Matsugane is said to be constructed in about 1850. “Matsugane Hair Oil “ used to harden the Chonmage top-not worn by Samurai was produced and sold in this building.
That hair oil was so famous and popular that people in Kyoto knew about it.
In 2017 it was renewed and opened as an Iwakuni City Visitors Center with some features of a typical Japanese house in the mid-19th century.