The display on Bon Festival is reproduced in the way that has been handed down to the Kitamura family in Hadano. On the day of Tanabata (The Star Festival), you can write a wish on a strip and hang it on a bamboo at the garden.
In July 1990, the Ota House, mainly the main building was almost burned down because a firework launched from Ikuta-Ryokuchi dropped onto the roof of the Ota House.
The house was restored in 1992 after the repair construction. On July 12, the damaged woods of the Ota House are displayed, and a documentary film of the re-construction can be played.
Let’s consider about disaster prevention through this exhibition.
*The Café is closed during April 25 ~ May 31, as a measure against the spread of the Corona Virus. The latest information on its opening will be updated as soon as decided.

Café in the folk house is open this spring for a limited period!
This café opens twice a year only in spring and in autumn, since autumn 2013. We offer coffee, black tea, a variety of cakes, baked sweets, and stuffed bread/pastries. ※Some food can be taken away.
Please drop in during your visit to Minkaen, and have a relaxing time here, in the tatami room of the Hara house, which has a history of 100 years.

In the summer, the shoji is replaced with a sliding door to make the room airy and cool.
*This event is canceled as a measure against the spread of the Corona Virus.

Farm tools such as hoe are washed and displayed as a Japanese annual event to celebrate the finishing of rice-planting.
*This event is canceled as a measure against the spread of the Corona Virus.

Let’s craft grasshopper with grass. You can make your original toys using palm leaves. The grasshopper of grass exactly like the real is offered as a present for you.

The works by the stencil dyeing workshop participants are exhibited.
Hands-on indigo dyeing workshop (with additional charge) will be held during opening time. If you need further information, please check the page for “Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop”.
*This event is canceled as a measure against the spread of the Corona Virus.


We offer some special events for children during this week. All the members of family and friend could share their enjoyment with the children. Adults could be amused with these nostalgic and new experiences as well.

*This exhibition is canceled as a measure against the spread of the Corona Virus.


Carp-shaped banner, warrior banner, and helmet decorations on exhibition.