Abe Eishiro Memorial Museum was founded in 1983 and is located in Matsue. Eishiro Abe was designated as Preserver of an important intangible cultural property and better known as living national treasure . It features about 250 types of peonies. Upstream of Inugawa river,which is known as the home of tradition of washi papermaking and fireflies. The river has clear water and the soil is ideal for growing raw materials of washi. It is said that washi making started here in Edo period. However most of the papermakers closed down in Meiji period and only one was managed to survive due to machine-made papers.
Eishiro was devoted to washi making in his entire life. The museum displays the history of washi as well as mingei craft. Visitors can try washi making here.
Abe Eishiro Memorial Museum was founded in 1983 and is located in Matsue.
Eishiro Abe was designated as Preserver of an important intangible cultural property and better known as living national treasure .
Yushien Garden is located on Daikonjima Islands in the middle of Lake Nakaumi.
It was established as a private garden in the first place and then opened to the public .
It features about 250 types of peonies.
Kabeya Shuseikan is a historical museum witha a collection of Sakurai family.
Sakurai family was a tesshi(manager of Tatara iron-making process) family and their house is one of the two houses in Okuizumo.
Shussaigama Pottery is located in Izumo city, 10 minutes drive away from Izumo-shi station.
Shussai gama(klin) was founded in 1947 by 5 young men influenced by Mingei Folk-Art Movement.
These members were deeply inspired by Yanagi Sotetsu(the leader of Mingei Folk-Art Movement) and Bernard Leach(a famous English potter).
Miho Shrine is located in the small fishing village of Mihonoseki. The main deity enshrined here is Kotoshiro-nushi(known as Ebisu), the son of Okuninushi who is the main deity of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine.
Ebisu who is one of the seven Lucky Gods is the god for fishermen and is also the god of good fortune
Miho Shrine is the head shrine of the thousands of dedicated to Ebisu in Japan.