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Kawanishi Museum of History and Folklore
2 thatched roof “Minka” houses in Miyamaike Park that represent the relocation and restoration of Edo Period houses in the Kunisaki area that went underwater with the building of Hitokura Dam. The Former Shimodo Family Residence from the late Edo Period uses hip-and-gable and Hirairi-style thatched roofing, and has a unique form with the kitchen and storeroom aligned with the dirt floor and lined up lengthwise while the zashiki sitting room is on the side. The Former Fukuda Family Residence from the mid-Edo Period uses hip-and-gable Tsumairi-style thatched roofing, with the “Tsuma” section in the entrance and the dirt floor continuing inward from the entrance. The zashiki sitting room is aligned with the dirt floor while the kitchen and store room are further inward lined up as 2 rooms to the side. These styles preserve old forms and have an important position within the history of traditional Japanese “Minka” housing. There are currently farming tools exhibited in the museum, so you can the lifestyle of peasants in the Edo Period.

Address (Within Miyamaike Park) 3-5-1 Miyamadai, Kawanishi-shi 666-0151
Contact Kawanishi City Board of Education 072-740-1244
hours open Weekends and holidays from March to the end of November
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bus ride to “Miyamaike koen minami” via Hankyu Bus from Nose Electric Railway “Nissei Chuo Station”

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