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Neburi Nagashikan

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1-chōme-3-30 Ōmachi, Akita, 010-0921, Japan

Contemporary building hosting a museum with exhibits about local festivals & folk entertainment.

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phone+81 18-866-7091
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Mondays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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Sourav Dey a month ago

Low key museum steeped in historical and cultural details. The ticket price comes both as "only for this museum" and as a package with the "red brick museum". We took the package. The exciting part of this museum is the old Kaneko family house tour. Takes you back to the Edo period. Such calm and serene atmosphere within the house.

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Akira 2 months ago

A place where you can learn about Akita's traditional festival kanto. The actual Kanto lanterns were on display and it was very impressive.

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Ohayō Phil a year ago

Pretty interesting place—¥260 for 3 locations (foll arts center+old kaneko house+red brick museum) Very generous of them to not overcharge.

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Natsu Sasaki a year ago

A staff kindly showed me how to hold the lanterns and I got to experience it,not easy but really fun! They also have demonstrations which I unfortunately couldn’t go but I am sure it’ll be fun. He explained in details about the Matsuri and I had also fun playing Taiko upstairs. Keneko family home’s beautiful and you get to hear Akita dialect. Heart warming experience!

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György Takács 3 years ago

The Akita City Folk Traditions Hall was created for the purpose of preserving and handing down the local folk events and entertainment of Akita City and it has been nicknamed the "Neburi-nagashi hall". On the first floor you will find an exhibition hall that introduces a number of traditional festivals and events in Akita City such as the Akita Kanto, the Tsuchizaki Shinmeisha Shrine celebration, and Bon-den. The Akita Kanto is a festival where a large number of paper lanterns are affixed on rods joined together crosswise in order to pray for a good rice harvest. You can see the skilled performers carrying the lanterns on their foreheads and shoulders as the audience watches on in wonder. You can also try out the Challenge Corner where you try to balance a lantern yourself, and on the second floor exhibition hall you can see documents and videos about the folk traditions here in Akita. From April to October on weekends and public holidays (13:30~14:10) there will be a performance from a representative of the Akita Kanto Society, and in summer there sometimes folk entertainment recitals.