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Tsukada Museum of History and Legend

Open the door to history…




Exhibition 1
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Moving figurine of Old Lady playing the Shamisen


Museum Guide

“The tragic tale of Uzuma River”… High-tech figurines Puppet dolls manning floats with musical accompaniment (hand operated) The sound of the suikinkutsu echoing in a quiet garden
A listed tangible cultural property! <Guide>





Theater: The tragic tale of Uzuma River” … told by high-tech figurines


 “The Bridge that Brings Happiness”. Human sacrifice - the tragic tale of Uzuma River
 
To calm the anger of the Uzuma River god, a sacrifice was made of a beautiful young girl who was buried alive under the bridge. In order to console her ghost, the villagers floated 108 lanterns down the river to help her attain Buddhahood. The bridge then became known as “The Bridge that Brings Happiness”. The performance, which lasts about 12 minutes, uses fully-automated state of the art technology to bring the figurines to life, and has received much praise from visitors.

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Puppet dolls manning floats with musical
accompaniment (hand operated)

Wealthy townsfolk from the late Edo ? early Meiji period would display their money by parading puppet floats like this one through the towns. Also on display are family heirlooms, treasures made from wood from the precious meiboku tree etc, with corresponding explanations


The sound of the suikinkutsu echoing in the quiet garden

The museum’s eight white-walled storehouses are surrounded by a black fence that stretches for 120m, occupying about 4000u in the center of the Tochigi Ginza Road.
Inside, there is also a garden and a hut built in tea-ceremony style, allowing you to forget the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Within this silence, the echoes of the suikinkutsu are particularly striking.



A listed tangible cultural property!
The Tsukada Museum of History and Legend operated as a timber transportation wholesaler in the late Edo period, taking wood along the Fukugawa River to the timber market in Edo. The eight white walls came to be seen as landmarks of Tochigi City, and even today the arrangement of the impressive storehouses along the river evokes nostalgia for the olden days…
              


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Opening Hours 9:30am 〜 7:00pm(Final admission 4.30pm)
Museum Closed Mondays
Entry Fee General Admission
Adult ¥700
Child ¥350
Group
over 10 people Adult ¥600
over 30 people Adult ¥500
Child ¥300

※ Special products of Tochigi Prefecture ? Souvenirs Available
  • Shokado Box Lunch ¥1,000〜\1,500
  • (reservation required)
    Kura Restaurant can seat up to 58 people, and can cater for all budgets.


foundation Tsukada Museum of History and Legend
〒328−0037 2-16 Yamato-cho, Tochigi-shi, Tochigi-ken
Tel 0282(24)0004
Fax 0282(24)0005

t-rex-tukapon@t-cnet.or.jp
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