A café, a shop, and a gallery are gathered in one place

to send out fresh creativeness from Yamagata.


A 40-year old multi-purpose building was renovated and opened as a complex last year. In the long and narrow space, there is nitaki, a café which serves dishes using traditional vegetables of Mamurogawa, 13ji (jusanji), a sundry goods store run by the mountain ascetic Daizaburo Sakamoto, and the gallery KUGURU at the end of the building. By combining the three different spaces, it presents new creativity from the heart of Yamagata.

nitaki plate of nitaki. The set comes with 6 kinds of household dishes including dishes using traditional vegetables, rice, and miso soup. A hearty set menu of well-balanced nutrition.

In the lineup are sundry goods used to live among the nature, groceries, and books recommended by Mr. Sakamoto. Japanese hand towels, baskets, sandals, animal fur, and other selections are displayed in the same space.

SANZOKU’s Cup (3,780 yen)

Uyamuya (540 yen), a collaborative item between a long-established Japanese-style confectionery and Mr. Sakamoto. The Japanese-style shortbread is displayed in a package designed by Mr. Sakamoto.

Inagofurikake (Regular 734 yen, Rough 950 yen) is a rice seasoning made of locusts, pickled ume plums, salt, and other ingredients.

2-7-23, Nanukamachi, Yamagata
TEL: 023-679-5433
Open: nitaki 11:30 - 21:30 L.O., 13ji 11:30 - 18:00, KUGURU 11:00 - 20:00 (varies depending on the event)
Closed on Monday