Despite its small size, this Kussharo Ainu Museum located just beside the Kussharo Lake and Kotan Onsen showcases not only the history and culture of the Kussharo Ainu, but offers an insight on the challenges they face within the Japanese society.
Taking a Step Back in Time in Shikoku Mura – The Final Part
As the title says, this is the final part (fourth to be exact) of my Shikoku Mura exploration, the open-air museum showcasing structures from all over Shikoku Region dating back mostly to the Edo Period. This final part covers more family houses, a soy sauce warehouse, more storehouses and a western-style house turned tea-room.
Taking a Step Back in Time in Shikoku Mura – Part 3
Part 3 of my exploration in Shikoku Mura, the open-air museum exhibiting traditional buildings and structures from all over Shikoku Region. This time we take a look at the bark-steaming hut, more family houses and the Marugame Official Rice Storehouse.
Taking a Step Back in Time in Shikoku Mura – Part 2
Part 2 of my exploration in Shikoku Mura, the open-air museum showcasing traditional buildings and structures from Shikoku Region. This post covers a sugar cane press, a tea hall previously located along a route used by pilgrims on the Shikoku 88-Temples Pilgrimage and a series of lighthouse / lighthouse keeper's residences.
Taking a Step Back in Time in Shikoku Mura – Part 1
First part of my exploration in Shikoku Mura, an open-air museum exhibiting traditional structures and buildings from Shikoku Region dating back to the Edo and Meiji periods.
Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Village
Exploring the filming set of the 1987 remake of Twenty-Four Eyes (Nijushi no Hitomi), a story about a female teacher and her first-grade students set in 1928 through 1946, depicting life before and after WWII. Though I have not watched the movie at the point of the visit, it was still an interesting and memorable experience.
Last bit of Hydrangea at Fuchu-shi Kyodo no Mori Museum
Hoping to see some hydrangeas at the end of the Ajisai Matsuri at Fuchu-shi Kyodo no Mori Museum, located in western of central Tokyo. The park also features an open-air museum displaying old buildings of former merchant houses, town halls, farmhouses and school.
Chojiya Salt Road Museum, Omachi, Nagano
An informative experience at the Chojiya Salt Road Museum, showcasing the life and materials from the Chikuni Kaido, the road used to transport salt from the sea of Japan to the old Shinano Province (now Nagano Prefecture).