In Japan Open Air Folk House Museum old folk houses are on display on the gentle slopes of Tama hills.

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Demonstration of making folk crafts (August – November)

We offer the demonstration of making folk crafts (including straw craft, bamboo craft and weaving) inside Minkaen.

Warazaiku (Straw works)

Sept 21, Nov 16: 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).


Sept 21~Oct 6: Special Exhibition – A Tangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan ‘The Kabuki Stage from Funakoshi’ -

Built in 1857, at the end of the Edo period, the Kabuki stage was originally located in the fishing village of …

Stage from Funakoshi

Annual Event Exhibition (August – November)

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’

September 20 – November 24: Café in the folk house Open

Café in the folk house is open this autumn for a limited period! This café opens twice a year only in spring a …


October 6: Teach me, Mr. Carpenters! – Traditional carpentry demonstration and workshop

There will be demonstrations using traditional carpentry tools, such as Masakari (hatchet), Chona (adze), etc. …

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