A woman was weaving on an old-fashioned loom placed in the kitchen of an old house

Woman weaving in an old house
Shot at Japan Open-air Folk House Museum in Kawasaki, Kanagawa
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Walking through the Nippon Minka-en (Japan Open-air Folk House Museum), where many old private houses have been relocated, is like stepping back in time. There are not only private houses here. Twenty-five buildings, including water mill huts, boatman's huts, tall storehouses, and kabuki stages, have been relocated to the undulating site, making it look like a real village.

It would be a real village if there were people actually living in each building, but that is an impossible order. This is an open-air museum designed to preserve, hand down, and utilize the buildings and tools of the folk.

When you enter the museum from the main gate, the first thing you will see is the old Hara family residence. The main building, built in 1911, was moved to the Nippon Minka-en in 1991 and restored.

Although it was restored, it was not used in exactly the same way as it was when people lived there. There were several looms in what was originally the kitchen, and it was no longer possible to cook in the kitchen. When I visited, a woman was weaving on an old-fashioned loom. The people of the Hara family, who used to live in this house, might have been surprised to see her weaving in such a place.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12067

Shooting Date

Apr 2021

Posted On

October 22, 2021

Modified On

November 10, 2021

Place

Kawasaki, Kanagawa

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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