About Nara-cho Museum
The Nara-cho Museum displays various tool tags and other items used in the Edo and Meiji periods. The owner of the museum, Tetsuro Minami, whose ancestors started a mosquito net manufacturing business in Nara-cho in 1907, and his father changed part of their private home into a museum to display the collection for free, and many of the items on display were found in his family’s old warehouse and at a neighbor’s friend’s house.
It was fun to hear the staff introduce the museum in English with a Japanese accent, so I took notes. Inside the Nara-cho Museum, there is a sacred “koshin-do” hall, which is believed to be the master of human life and death, and also has the power to ward off disease.
How to get there
12 minutes walk south from Kintetsu Nara Station. 18 minutes walk southeast from JR Nara Station. 6 minutes walk north from Tanaka-machi bus stop by Nara Kotsu Bus and City Loop Bus. 12 minutes walk north from JR Keihinuke Station.
Closed during the year
In Nara Town, I visited a “Nara Museum”, where a piece of woof silk bed tent decoration excavated from Dunhuang was hung, said to be from the Tang Dynasty, which I think is unlikely to be true. But also saw many famous writers’ manuscripts, I remember Yasushi Inoue, Yukio Mishima, Yasunari Kawabata, Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Such a city scene, it seems to be relatively good to maintain the historical style, but also see the Japanese government protection efforts, but in the commercialization of modern society, this kind of urban form do not know how long to maintain.
Everywhere in Japan there is this kind of introduction to the local history and culture of the museum, museums and so on, not only for the Japanese people also open to foreign tourists, for understanding the local customs and culture, very helpful.
This one is on the old street, and you can see it when you walk. It’s not big, and it introduces some of the history of this Nara town, and you can see that the pattern of the streets and many buildings have been continued, which is not easy. The pavilion actually hangs a piece of woof bed tent decoration excavated in Dunhuang, said to be from the Tang Dynasty, I think it is unlikely to be true, there is no stamp here, there is an auspicious hall, there are many exhibits, free to visit, the house is very dark.
Close to the Gengchen Hall. The Nara-cho Museum is actually a small private museum, not far from the Temple of Genghis Khan, you can walk to it, we also came in to visit when we were on the road, this small museum inside the collection of items are mostly Japanese local folklore items, can be more visual display of local customs and some habits of life in Japan, the museum is not big, with the time is not too长。