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This folk culture museum opened in 1980. The former villa of a wealthy farming family has been reproduced here, with the rear house, main house, and bamboo house featuring a thatched-roof, wooden construction. The Asuke Mansion reproduces the handmade aspects that were a part of mountain life in the region, among them charcoal brazier cooking, traditional paper making, Kiji, and weaving. Ten different handicrafts are demonstrated by ...
|Opening days / hours :||9:00-17:00 (doors close at 16:30)|
|Holidays :||Thursday (or following day if falling on a holiday), year-end/New Year (12/24-1/2), third Wednesday of June, 12/16, and other irregular closings/openings|
The basic pattern of the Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings) was formed during the Sengoku era, while the modern layout of the town developed in the early Edo period. The current townscape is lined with machiya townhouses built after the great fire of 1775 in the nurigome-zukuri style, which are coated in plaster to the eaves in order to prevent fires, and conveys the look of the town in those da...
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