Adogawa is well known for its fan ribs (the wooden part that comprises the skeleton of traditional Japanese hand fans), and roughly 80% of fan ribs made in Japan come from Adogawa.
In Adogawa, there is one prefectural high school, one junior high school, and five elementary schools. There are plans to create a new prefectural middle school within Adogawa High School by 2008.
- Adogawa Society of Commerce and Industry. "Craft 扇骨（近江扇子）" [Craft Fun ribs (Omi Funs)] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-12.