Located in the Tokyo Fukagawa area, the “Fukagawa Edo Museum” is a tourism facility that you can learn about Fukagawa in the Edo period in a museum using scenic reappearance exhibits and life reappearance exhibits. If you enter the facility one step further, you can visit with a feeling like a time slip in the Edo period. Regular events are held in the recreation hall and the small theater in the facility, which is popular not only for tourists but also for locals.
Fukagawa in the Edo period was a commercial area where rice wholesalers and timber wholesalers stand, and was a residential area where celebrities such as Gennai Hiraga, Basho Matsuo, Tadataka Ino also lived. At Fukagawa Edo Museum, Fukagawa’s townscapes are reproduced in the hall and lifestyle tools in the Edo period are exhibited. The houses reproduced are made with settings that families of various occupations live in. Reality is felt because some houses are exhibited according to their family composition and occupation. It is popular as if you feel like you actually went there during the Edo period.
In the exhibition room which reproduced the townscape, chicken’s voice and bell’s sound, etc. imitating the time are being flowed. Changing the lighting within the facility also produces a change in time and plenty of presence. Besides this, there are directing such as the change of the moon phases and seasons.
Traditional arts such as Rakugo and lecture meetings are held in the hall. The lecture is not stiff but it is done for the purpose of being interested in traditional arts such as Kabuki, which is characterized by children’s easy to understand. Since the contents of the event and how to participate are posted on the official website, it is recommended to visit when the event is held.
The Fukagawa Edo museum is located in Shirakawa, Koto-ku from Tokyo Metro subway Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station to three or four minutes on foot. The cityscape of the Edo period, reproducing a way of living of the common people of edo era are on display. This area called the Fukagawa area, and is known as the town where Edo culture prospered in old days.
This museum reproduce the town of Edo Fukagawa of approximately 150 years ago in the open ceiling part between the first basement floor to the second floor above the ground.
When you leave the introduction exhibition room and go down the stairs, the cityscape of Edo of the original size spreads in front of your eyes. There are the green-grocer, the rice dealer, the boat rental house, and the tenement houses where many common people lived in. The structure elaborate in detail, which just reproduced a lifestyle at the time, is the best part.
There are life tools being placed in each house, and you can touch those tools in that house.
In addition, it produces the one-day living of people by sound effects (including a voice of the vender and the “looking out for fire”) and lighting in one hour.
It exchange a life article or a flower depending on the change of the season, you can taste the sense of the seasons.
You can sense the emotion of Fukagawa of the last years of Edo era and experience the living of the common people of the Edo era.
|Name:||Fukagawa Edo Museum|
|Adresse:||Shirakawa 1-3-28 Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0021 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Hanzomon-sen Line “Kiyosumishirakawa-eki Station” (4 minutes walk)|
|Price:||400 yen (Adult)
50 yen (Junior / High School Students)
Please refer the official web page.