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Japan Kokeshi Museum (日本こけし館)

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Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum

The origin of kokeshi wooden dolls is said to have been in Naruko towards the end of the Edo period (1804–1830) when they were made as hot spring souvenirs by woodworkers who carved bowls and trays and this is said to be the oldest production area for these dolls. The museum opened in 1975. It exhibits kokeshi offered up for the National Kokeshi Festival, presents the procedure for making the dolls, demonstrates the spinning lathe and has a wholesale shop that sells the highest number of kokeshi dolls in Naruko. It is around six minutes by car from JR Naruko Onsen Station.

place

Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Shitomae 74-2 (Naruko / Osaki / TomeArea)

phone 0229833600
place

8:30-17:00
[Dec.]9:00-16:00

Review of Japanese Kokeshi Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/06/05 Wonderful collection and outstanding staff
I walked to the museum from Naruko Onsen station, to enjoy the surrounding area, and returned by Kokeshi Taxi. The taxi stand is at the train station, as is the visitors center, so you can ride both...
Reviewed:2019/11/21 日本有数のこけしコレクション
故深沢要さんのご遺族から寄贈されたこけしのコレクションはすごいです。展示室内で特に目を引いたのは、高松宮殿下秘蔵のこけしです。スキー大会をはじめ、故高松宮殿下は16回鳴子町に来られたそうです。その想い出の大きなこけしが大切に展示されているのが心に残りました。鳴子峡の近くの高台にあるので、冬場は閉鎖されます。
Reviewed:2019/10/18 ジャパニーズアートやなあ
鳴子公園の高台にあり、峡谷的で立地もいいです。係員の接客もgoodです。又単なるコケシの展示ではなく、その制作過程もわかり、これはアートやなあと感じました。
彫刻と絵画を融合した土着のシンボリック作品と思いました。

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Address
Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Shitomae 74-2 [map]
Area
Naruko / Osaki / TomeArea
Phone
0229833600
Hours
8:30-17:00
[Dec.]9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
[The winter season closed Period] 1/1-3/31
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults400yen, Medium, High School Students160yen, Elementary School Students120yen
Parking Lot
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it's the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture's reputation as one of Japan's most scenic views.