Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: 3 things to do in Hakata Machiya Folk Museum

Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
Japan, 〒812-0039 Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka, Hakata Ward, Reisenmachi, 6-10

3 things to do in this museum:

1. Visit the souvenir shop.  Check-out the Hakata dolls. 

2. Visit the free section, where the local performer can explain to you how the weaving or designing of wooden blocks are made.

3. Visit the Exhibition Hall (with a fee of 200 yen).  During my visit it was about the History of Hakata (1F) and transformation of Hakata Station (2F).

Learn more about the Yamakasa summer festival.

Nozokikarakuri, also known as kinetoscope.

Miniature of the old life in Hakata, Fukuoka.

On your way out, just cross the street to visit Kushida Shrine, this is the home for the decorated Yamakaza which are exhibited through out the year.