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Museum of Commercial and Domestic Life商いと暮らし博物館

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The Museum of Commercial and Domestic Life is located in Uchiko Town. The building that houses the Museum is itself of great interest, having formerly been an apothecary’s shop that operated during the Edo and Meiji periods. Mannequins and period utensils are used to recreate the scene in the apothecary’s shop as it would have been in years gone by; the unique, highly-realistic mannequins surprise visitors by welcoming them using authentic phrases (researched with experts familiar with the period). The realistic scenes—which include the owners’ family eating together with the apprentices, the housemaid cooking a meal, and little details such as someone talking to himself as he works—are very popular with visitors. Models are used to present information about Uchiko Town’s history and way of life, famous local individuals, etc.


Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 1938

phone 0893445220


Review of Akinai to Kurashi Wax Doll Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/07/28 Walk through replicas of history
Another reason to stop by in Uchiko. This gives a general history of what it was like to work in a traditional Japanese shop, and there's a remarkable attention to detail - old rooms, wax dolls that...
Reviewed:2015/10/07 Funny dolls
Nice place for short visit. You can understand Japanese culture more. The dolls can move and talk. Worth paying short visit only.
Reviewed:2015/07/22 A must
While at first I didn't think Id enter this small museum I was taken aback at how well done it is- I wish there were museums like this on the main island. The wax dolls are so vivid and assist in...

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Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 1938 [ map ]



[Admission fee] Adults 200 Yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 100 Yen * With set ticket
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