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Oe Town History and Folklore Museum

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The main house and storehouse of the Saito family, known since the Kanbun era as landowners of Jurohata in the Shichiken district of Oe Town, were dismantled and moved to the side of the Chuo Community Center.
Inside the museum, there are many traditional tools and farming implements that recall the past, such as blue seaweed, lacquer wax, and sericulture, which were once popular crops.

The building was renovated and reopened in November 2007, and visitors can now tour the building and use the Japanese-style rooms.

In addition, set meals are served in the building since 2009. In addition to a variety of dishes using aoso (ramie), you can enjoy seasonal dishes using local vegetables in lacquerware that has been passed down in old houses.

Basic information

Oemachi History and Folklore Museum

373-1 Hongocho, Oemachi, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata Prefecture

Parking lot
56 spaces, 4 spaces for disabled people
Official site
Main menu

<Opening hours>
<Closed days>
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, New Year’s holidays
<Admission Fee>
Adult 100 yen / Student 50 yen / Child 30 yen (group discounts available)
<Available rooms>
The main house and Japanese-style storehouse rooms at this museum can be used for various practical training sessions and by groups.
For details on usage fees and applications, please see the official website.
・The museum is opened and closed at the Oe Town Central Community Center. Please stop by there when you wish to use the museum.
・Due to the structure of the building, visitors may pass by and view the facility while it is in use.
・Smoking is prohibited throughout the building. Smoking is also prohibited on the grounds of the Central Community Center.

◆Oe Town History and Folklore Museum Experience Program <br /> At the Oe Town History and Folklore Museum, we hold seasonal events in the hope of preserving the annual events that have been handed down since ancient times.
For event inquiries, please contact Oe Town Central Community Center.


Oe Town Education and Culture Division / Oe Town Central Community Center
TEL: 0237-62-3666
FAX: 0237-62-3667

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