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Annual Event Exhibition (April – July)

Various events such as the Girls’ Festival and the Bon Festival, which were familiar in almost every house before, are displayed or demonstrated in a folk house.

Tango-no-Sekku (The Boys' Festival)

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

Tour of Living in the Folk Houses

The curator of the Minkaen will give explanations based on the interviews about the way of life in the folk ho …

Explanation about the lives of the folk houses

Explanation about the Architecture of the Folk House

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

The Explanation of the Historical House

January 31 – March 4, 2018: Small Exhibition Indigo Dyeing – Hina-Matsuri (the Girl’s Festival) –

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

Mini-Exhibition ‘Hina-Matsuri(The Girl’s Festival)’

Annual Event Exhibition (December – March)

We have annual event exhibitions on the different themes every month mainly at the Kitamura House (15) and the …

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Demonstration of making folk crafts (December – March)

We offer the demonstration of making folk crafts inside Minkaen mainly on Sundays. Time: 10:00 - 14:30 (except …

Demonstration of making folk crafts (August – November)

We offer the demonstration of making folk crafts inside Minkaen mainly on Sundays. Time: 10:00 - 14:30 (except …

Warazaiku (Straw works)
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