Learn about "Kanagawa" at valuable historical spots! Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of History
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Learn the history of Kanagawa at historical spots that supported Japan's modernization!
Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of History
The Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of History is a comprehensive humanities museum that comprehensively deals with archeology, history, art, and folklore in Kanagawa Prefecture.
It consists of the old building, which was built in 1904 as the Yokohama Specie Bank head office, and the new building, which was added when the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum (now the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of History) opened in 1967.
In 2017, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of the predecessor Kanagawa Prefectural Museum.
Emblem of the Former Yokohama Specie Bank
The main building of the former Yokohama Specie Bank was designed by Tsumaki Yorinaka, a representative Japanese architect of the Meiji period. We are here!
■Actually older than the three towers of Yokohama! The oldest historical building in the Kannai area! !
The main building of the former Yokohama Specie Bank was built in 1904 (Meiji 37).
The three towers of Yokohama , nicknamed "King", "Queen", and "Jack"* (the general term for the towers of the three towers of the Kanagawa Prefectural Government Main Office, Yokohama Customs Main Office, and Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall). Did you know it's older than
*Completion year of Yokohama Three Towers
・"King (Kanagawa Prefectural Office)" ... 1928 (Showa 3)
・"Queen (Yokohama Customs Main Office)" 1934 (Showa 9)
・"Jack (Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall)" 1917 (Taisho 6)
■ Feel the flow of history in the majestic appearance! Check out the architectural style of the old building! !
The museum was closed from June 2016 (Heisei 28) due to renovation work, but reopened in April 2018 (Heisei 30).
We have started to write a new history.
■First, take the elevator to the permanent exhibition on the 3rd floor~
The permanent exhibition consists of five themes : Primitive/Ancient, Middle Ages, Early Modern, Modern, Contemporary/Folklore . You can learn about the culture and history of Kanagawa from ancient times to the present along with valuable materials from each era.
(1F is a special exhibition room planned with a specific theme)
■Introducing part of the exhibition hall!
Theme 1 "People who lived in the ancient times of Sagami"
The color of the pillars and the color of the carpet are the same. The display method and lighting were well thought out, and I could see the exhibits very well!
■ Themes 3 to 5 are on the 2nd floor
The colorful pillars that guide you to the exhibition zone for each theme are very easy to understand!
Introducing folk tools such as clothing, food, shelter and livelihoods (tangible folk cultural assets) and traditions such as festivals and beliefs (intangible folk cultural assets) that were nurtured under the topography and climate of Kanagawa Prefecture. Looking at the farming tools and Dosojin on display, I felt as if I could imagine the original scenery of Japan, and felt nostalgic.
Horses in the "Ouma nagashi" Shinto ritual that has been passed down for over 400 years at Honmoku Shrine
■Photography is allowed inside the building except for some areas!
If you want to take a picture, please check the display of the explanation plate of the exhibit!
■ There is also a museum shop and coffee shop!
The free zone on the 1st floor has a museum shop, library, coffee shop, etc. In addition, the hall is barrier-free.
There are many museum and Yokohama-related goods such as postcards, key chains, sweets and books.
Popular Commodore Perry goods
You can browse books related to the history and culture of Kanagawa Prefecture. A terminal is also available.
baby rest room
It is safe for those with children!
I don't usually have many opportunities to come into contact with historical things and things, so I feel like I can make new discoveries by going to museums and experiencing things myself, and I feel like I like the city I live in more. Did.