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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

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 …

Annual Event Exhibition (Dec. ~ Mar.)

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

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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

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–

Annual Event Exhibition (Apr.- Jul.)

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)

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