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Kakunodate Kabazaiku Denshokan角館樺細工伝承館

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This is a tourist facility in Semboku City, Akita Prefecture, established to promote the traditional Kakunodate craft of “Kabazaiku” (cherry bark art) which began as the craftwork of lower-grade samurai. Kabazaiku is characterized by the brilliant, deep coloring it gets from the bark of the mountain cherry tree, and is often used for making tea utensils and accessories. Inside the building Kabazaiku, handicraft, cultural and historical materials are on display, and the Kabazaiku creation demonstration corner is particularly popular. The building itself, made in the old Kakunodate architectural style, is a sight to see.


Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachishimochou 10-1 (Lake Tazawa / Kakunodate / OmagariArea)

phone 0187541700

[Dec.-Mar.] 9:00-16:30
Latest entry until 30 minutes ago

Review of Kakunodate Birch Textile Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/21 Interesting displays in the Samurai area
This Museum has an interesting collection which will enhance your knowledge of life and early industry in the Kakunodate district. During our visit there were also exhibitors of local crafts with...
Reviewed:2018/06/27 More than just cherry wood items
This is also known as the Kakunodate Heritage Center. There are a lot of cherry wood artifacts on display (plus an extensive gift shop) but also some small replicas of festival floats, some...
Reviewed:2015/07/12 Quick Museum/Shop
This is a for fee museum (very reasonable) that highlights the art of birch and cherry bark items. The craftmsmanship is beautiful. There are many items available for sale. The museum shows part of...

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Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachishimochou 10-1 [ map ]
Lake Tazawa / Kakunodate / OmagariArea
[Dec.-Mar.] 9:00-16:30
Latest entry until 30 minutes ago
New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee to view] Adults (High School Students or above) 300 yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 150 yen, Free
[less than 6 years old] [Common to both Hirafuku Memorial Museum or Shinchosha Memorial Literature Museum] Adults 520 Yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 260 yen
[common ticket for 3 libraries] Adults 750 yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 360 yen
Parking Lot
Not available (Charge municipal parking lot use)
Credit Card
Not available
English Menu
Available (exhibition room part English description notation, QR code reading available)

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          Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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