Monday, November 21, 2022

Kitsuki Castle Town Museum

 


The Kitsuki Castle Town Museum is a spacious and modern three storey structure on one of the high bluffs in the small coastal town of Kitsuki on the southern coast of the Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita, Kyushu.


The museum is located between the Hitotsumatsu Residence, a 20th-century mansion, and the Nakane Samurai  Residence


The large model of the town as it was in the Edo Period clearly shows how little the town has changed since then, one of the reasons why the Samurai Quarter is a Preservation District.


There are permanent exhibitions of samurai culture as well as merchant and fishing culture, and also thematic temporary exhibitions.


The lobby is dominated by the colourful carriage used in the town's annual Tenjin Matsuri, and a small garden and pond outside provide a nice break.


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