The other day my friend visited me, so we went to the “Hakata Machiya Furusato Kan”.
It is a museum where you can learn about the history and culture of Hakata.
People can experience Hakata people’s life of the Meiji and Taisho eras.
A short movie about the Gion festival is showed.
And you can see performances of traditional crafts like Hakata dolls and Hakata weaving.
A Traditional ‘machiya’ style house has been moved here and restored.
The worker told me the area between Mikasa river and Hakata river in Fukuoka city is called Hakata and it has a 2000 year history.
It is near the Asian continent, so many things from there came to Hakata first before spreading throughout Japan.