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月別アーカイブ: 2019年12月

January 4 ~ May 31: Special Exhibition “Poop and Livelihood – the Toilets and the Manure”

“Toilet” is an indispensable place in our living. This special exhibition is introducing the various tools use …

January 12: Mayudama Decoration (a branch decorated with cocoon-shaped rice cakes) – Festival Decorations for the Little New Year “Ko-shogatsu”

Demonstration of the decoration for Little New Year “Ko-shogatsu” to wish for a good harvest, and …

Mayudama Decoration(Demonstration)

January 18: 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).


February 8: 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

February 23: Folk Story Telling in Local Dialects

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

Folk Story Telling Told in Local Dialects

Jan 26, Feb 29: Tour of Living in the Folk Houses

The curator of the Minkaen will give explanations based on interviews about living in the folk houses of each …

Explanation about the lives of the folk houses

March 7: Mangekyo-no-Mukashibanashi

Folktales storytelling around the hearth.


Jan 12, Feb 9, March 15: Explanation about the Architecture of the Folk Houses

Our staff member explains the highlights about architecture of the folk houses in each area. Visitors can join …

The Explanation of the Historical House


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