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1754 Higashi  iwasaka,Yakumo-cho,Matsue, Shimane
0852-54-1745
09:00-16:30(Closed Tuesdays)
500 yen(Adults) 300yen(Children)

Abe Eishiro Memorial Museum

Let's try washi(Japanese paper) making!

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.

SHIMANE

Abe Eishiro Memorial Museum

2018/08/12  

Let's try washi(Japanese paper) making!

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 .

SHIMANE

Yushien Garden

2018/08/12  

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.

SHIMANE

Kabeya Shuseikan

2018/08/11  

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.

SHIMANE

Shussaigama Pottery

2018/08/11  

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).

SHIMANE

Ichibata Yakushi Temple

2018/08/11  

Ichibata Yakushi Temple is located in Izumo city and founded in 894.
The main hall is on the mountain top at 200m.
This temple is known for its benefit for eye problems.

SHIMANE

Sugaya Tatara Sannai

2018/08/09  

Japan's only remaining Tatara Iron-making facility .

Tatara refers to the traditional iron-making method that uses iron sand and charcoal.
Sannai means the village where the craftmen's workplace and residence located.

SHIMANE

Inasa no hama beach

2018/08/09  

Inasa no hama beach is located 15 minutes walk away from Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine.
It is selected as one of the 100 best beaches in Japan.

The short beach stretches out and a huge rock with torii(Shinto shrine gate) is in the water  .

SHIMANE

Hinomisaki Lighthouse

2018/08/08  

Hinomisaki Lighthouse is bulit in 1903 and the tallest lighthouse in Japan .
It stands at 43.6 meters and is also listed as one of the 100 most beautiful lighthouse of the world.

SHIMANE

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

2018/07/27  

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine is located in Oda city, Shimane Prefecture.
It was discovered in the early 15c and had been the most prominent silver mine in the world for  400 years.

Its production during its peak was as much as one third of the entire world silver production .

SHIMANE

Miho Shrine

2018/06/27  

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.

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