Traditional Craft Painting - Hakata Machiya Folk Museum博多旧市街
Encounter and Experience Hakata’s Authentic Crafts
Hakata Machiya Folk Museum stands on a tranquil street across Kushida Shrine, the guardian deity of the city. Introducing a wide range of items related to Hakata merchants’ lifestyle and culture of the Meiji, Taisho ad Showa eras, the museum provides visitors with an opportunity to feel and enjoy the history, festivals, and traditions of Hakata.
Thoughts on Hakata Old Town
The museum consists of three buildings; the merchant house building, relocated and reconstructed house of the mid Meiji era, known as the city’s tangible cultural property; the souvenir shop building with a rich line-up from traditional crafts to local confectionaries and Hakata Dontaku Festival goods; and the exhibition building where historical and cultural items are on display and craftsmen demonstrate how to make their works.
Hands-on experience of painting is available at the exhibition building with Hakata Doll, Hakata Hariko Doll, Hakata Koma Top or Hakata Magemono Wooden Boxes on a day-by-day basis. Craftsmen will demonstrate and instruct you how to make. At the merchant house building you can see how Hakata-ori Textile is made and even try your hand at the craft, which is available every day. Why don’t you visit to create unique memories?