If you’re in Kinasa for only one day, be sure to stop by Kinasa Furusato Museum (Kinasa Folk Heritage Museum) where you can learn about Kinasa's history, culture, and lifestyle in days gone by.
Highlight includes festival floats adorned with exquisitely detailed wooden carvings.
The Kinasa Furusato Museum was opened in 1986 as a centre for the history and culture of the Kinasa. The museum exhibits a wealth of materials, including;
- Materials relating to hemp cultivation and tatami thread production, which were once the main industries of the village.
- Matsuri yatai (festival floats) decorated with elaborate and gorgeous techniques.
- Works by Kitamura Shikai and Masanobu, sculptors associated with the village.
- The simple statue of Buddha that has been preserved and handed down in the village.
- Items left by Terashima Sohan, a Japanese-style arithmetic who was born in Kinasa.
- Exhibitions on the natural resources of the Okususobana Valley and Okususobana Nature Park, including fossils and prehistoric geological materials.
When visiting Kinasa, it is recommended to visit the museum first!