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Tsugaru Traditional Crafts Museum

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Address: 65-1 Tomiyama, Fukuro, Kuroishi 036-0412, Aomori Prefecture
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+81 172-59-5300

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The painted floats that they carry in festivals were incredible to see, and they surround you in the first room, where traditional drumming takes place. There is a demonstration... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The painted floats that they carry in festivals were incredible to see, and they surround you in the first room, where traditional drumming takes place. There is a demonstration, and volunteers are asked to play with them - and I did, and it was fantastic. I'm a 67 year old woman, and drumming is not my game, but it was... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Visiting Kuroishi for a nearby mid-summer crafts fair, I enjoyed stopping at the town's kokeshi museum and shopping arcade. The kokeshi shop offered a choice of several hundred different artisan-made forms and figures, some of which seemed inspired and special. On the next level up from the ground-floor kokeshi store beckoned a few restaurants, a foot onsen, and other crafts... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

During a recent trip to Hirosaki, we spend the afternoon visiting the Tsugaru Traditional Crafts Museum in Kurioshi, Aomori. The main feature of this museum is the creation and display of kokeshi dolls of all shapes and sizes. Kokeshi dolls are traditional Japanese dolls made from wood and painted with various designs. They originated some 200 plus years ago in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

I loved all of the beautiful treasures made in these wonderful art shops. Many different items are known for only being made in this area. I wanted to buy so many unique items so beautifully made. Knowing my mom has old family pieces I refrained from buying~! I did pick up a few gifts. I had to buy another suitcase... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Spent a morning here in late August - it was sweltering but this was a great place nonetheless! We participated in a workshop to paint our own kokeshi dolls, it was a lot of fun. The instructor told us a bit about the different traditional designs and then we painted our dolls however we chose. My two-year-old daughter was upset... More 

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