The Kanayama Museum of History and Folklore is a museum located in Kanayama-cho, Onuma-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, that preserves a one-story kayabuki house built in the Edo period and introduces the history and culture of Kanayama. The house was built in the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868) during the Temmei era (1600-1868), and still retains the atmosphere of rural life in pre-modern Japan. Inside the building, various daily necessities and tools that were indispensable for life in those days are on display, providing visitors with a glimpse of what life was like in those days.
On display in the museum are farming tools and materials related to agriculture, furnishings, clothing such as kimonos, maternity clothes, and omiyage costumes, as well as books, documents, paintings, and photographs. These materials provide a glimpse of life in those days.
Visitors to the museum can also try their hands at making Kinzan folk tools and crafts. In Kanayama, weaving and wood crafts have been developed since ancient times, and these skills are still being passed down today. Through these experiences, visitors can come into contact with the traditional culture of Kanayama.
In addition, the area surrounding the museum offers beautiful scenery. Because of the area's heavy snowfall, many buildings in this region have characteristic kayabuki roofs with large overhangs.
The Kanayama Museum of History and Folklore is loved by many people as a place to introduce good old Japanese rural culture and folk culture. We invite you to come and experience the history and culture of Kanayama, and to experience traditional Japanese culture at this place.