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February 25th: ‘Learn from a Geisha: Stylish Playing II’

As traditional Japanese female entertainers, Geishas entertain customers with song and dance, using their quic …

Learn from a Geisha

November 29th – January 21st: Mini-Exhibition at the Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop – The Stencil Dyeing of the Zodiac Dog

The original works made by Traditional Dyeing Workshop participants and staff are exhibited. These works are d …

January 31st – March 4th: Mini-Exhibition at the Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop – Hina-Matsuri (the Girl’s Festival) –

For a month before the Hina-Matsuri (the Girlʼs Festival, March 3rd), we exhibit the indigo-dyed hina dolls, a …

January 4th – May 27th ‘Knot Exhibition – 30 Convenient Knots from the Old Days– ’

There are many kinds of knots in Japan. People in old times chose which knot to use depending on the circumsta …

Feb. 4th, 11th : Minkaen lecture ‘Buntō Style (two- building) house in Abō region’

The Buntō style house is a part of the culture of southern Japan. Its research has begun during the so-called …

Jan. 24th: Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop ‘Dyeing the Japanese Wrapping Cloth’

Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) is very convenient, as it has various uses. In this event, you can experie …

Tōno Narration

Narration of the Tōno district folk story in the local dialect, at the folk house ‘Nambu no Magariya’ (L-shape …

toh-no Folk Story Telling

Tour of living in the folk houses

The curator of the Minkaenwill give explanations based on the interviews about the way of life in each area …

Explanation about the lives of the folk houses

Explanation about the architecture of the folk house

The staff explains the highlights about architecture of folk houses in each area. Visitors can join or leave m …

The Explanation of the Historical House
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