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Michinoku Folk Tales

On the 3rd Sat. of odd-numbered months, we tell folk tales of the Michinoku (Northern countries of Honshu) district in the Kabuto-zukuri historical house (built like a Japanese warrior helmet).

Michinoku Mukashi-banashi (Michinoku's old story)

Folk Story Telling in Local Dialects (the fourth Sunday of the even-numbered months)

The fourth Sun. even-numbered month, we talk some prefectures’ folk tales with their accent.

Folk Story Telling Told in Local Dialects

Annual Event Exhibition (Dec. ~ March)

We have annual event exhibitions mainly at (15)the Kitamura house and (16) the Kiyomiya house with different t …

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Demonstration of making folk crafts : December ~ March

We have the demonstration of making folk crafts inside of Minkaen on Sundays, mainly. Activity Time : 10:00 a. …

Special Exhibition ‘Yukigakoi(Snow fence)’-The Sugawara house-

The remaking of a traditional snow fence for protecting from snow at the Sugawara house. Date: November 25th(S …

Special Exhibition 'Yukigakoi(Snow fence)'

Annual Event Exhibition (Aug. ~ Nov.)

Various events such as Jugoya and Kariage, which were familiar in almost every house before, are displayed or demonstrated in a folk house.

Annual Event Exhibition ‘Jugoya’

Exhibitions of ‘Mingi-kai’ Works

Straw, bamboo, and woven crafts made by the Mingu-Seisaku-Gijyutsu-Hozonkai (Society for Preserving Arts and S …

Exhibitions of ‘Mingi-kai’Works

Demonstration of making folk crafts : August ~ November

We have the demonstration of making folk crafts inside of Minkaen on Sundays, mainly. Activity Time : 10:00 a. …

Warazaiku (Straw works)

Mini-Exhibition at Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop – Exhibition of Dyeing Patterns–

The patterns that dye house had in old days. There are many kinds of unique characters. Even for the same char …

Mini-Exhibition at Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop – Exhibition of Dyeing Patterns–

Demonstration of making folk crafts : April ~ July

We have the demonstration of making folk crafts inside of Minkaen on Sundays, mainly. Activity Time : 10:00 a. …

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