- You can see how people in Hakata used to live 100 years ago!
- It’s the place where all of Hakata’s crafts are exhibited.
You can see how people in Hakata used to live 100 years ago!
Hakata-machiya Furusato Hall is a museum that utilizes a 120-year old Machiya house, where the history and culture of Hakata during the Meiji and Taisho periods (90~130 years ago) are on exhibit.
Traditional festivals and events are introduced on the first floor. The Hakata Gion Festival is a must see exhibit.
Traditional crafts are exhibited on the second floor.
A demonstration for coloring the Hakata dolls is available here, and the techniques have been passed down for over 400 years. The popular doll is a woman’s figure, and you can see its detailed coloring and sophisticated expressions. You can also experience coloring dolls yourself for a small fee, so please give it a try!
A demonstration for making Hakata cloth is performed in the building next door.
This cloth is a specialty of Hakata and uses fine threading that is drawn through a thick warp (the lengthwise yarn used in weaving cloth). Most of the samurai during the Edo period wore Hakata belts. These belts were used to hold the sheath for their swords.
Nowadays, the cloth is used for such as bags, wallets, and ties.
There is a 100-year old rickshaw in front of the museum.
I recommend taking a guided tour around town.
It costs about 1,500 to 4,500 yen, depending on the areas you visit.
There are souvenir shops that have nostalgic candies and toys, so it’s really good for those who want to learn more about Hakata.
It’s the place where all of Hakata’s crafts are exhibited.
Hakata Traditional Crafts Hall is located diagonally opposite to the museum. You can see Hakata Magemono-ware and Hakata Goma (Bamboo Tops). I have introduced these before, so please check them out.
I also recommend visiting Kushida Shrine, as well as this museum when you visit Hakata.
※ This article was contributed by “Bura Bura Fukuoka”.
“Hakata machi aruki Bura Bura Fukuoka” offers historical experiences for foreign visitors in Japan, Foreign guides, arrangements for a Kimono wearing experience, and other services.
For more details, please see this website
（Japanese, English and Chinese websites are available）
6-10 Reisenmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture