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August 19: “Summer Evening Minkaen-Let’s play with water ! “

On the same day of the summer festival “Summer Museum” in Ikuta Ryokuchi Park, We hold a special event “Summer …

Enjoying the Evening Cool Breeze in Minkaen -Let's play with water!

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

July 8: Disaster Preparedness Day of Minkaen

The Ota House, its damaged and destroyed parts exhibition and the showing of the documentary film In July 1990 …

The Ota House, its damaged and destroyed parts exhibition and the showing of the documentary film

July 1: The Okaikosama (Silkworm) Thread-Silk thread reeling

We offer our visitors the chance of experiencing “ZURIDASHI” which is to spin thread beside untangling cocoon. …

The Okaikosama (Silkworm) Thread-Silk thread reeling

July 7th, 2018: Tanabata (Star Festival) in Minkaen – Making Tanabata Ornaments & Decorating Sasa

Let’s enjoy making some Tanabata ornaments from origami (folding paper) and decorating sasa(tree of bamboo gra …

The Experience of TANABATA

Demonstration of making folk crafts (April – July)

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

Mangekyo-no-Mukashibanashi

Folktales storytelling around the hearth.

Mangekyo-no-Mukashibanashi

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

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)
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