Nihon Minkaen (open-air folkhouse museum)

3 May 2007

With Tobi and Mae Rose I went to the Nihon Minkaen, an open-air folk house museum. They moved heritage houses from throughout japan to the park and also put some old furniture and utensils inside.

The board above the fireplace serves several purposes. First of all it protects the roof from sparks travelling up with the smoke. It also make the smoke spread trough the room, so the heating is better and the wood is preserved better. Finally it can be used to dry the shoes (or other things) on, as you can see in the picture.

House with separate toilet house

House with irisses on the rooftop