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Akita city Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan

1-3-30 Omachi, Akita 010-0921, Akita Prefecture
+81 18-866-7091
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Since our visit didn't coincide with a festival, this was a good way to see and experience the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bglhvn
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So. California
Museum of canto, local tradition

It is not a very large museum but it is run by the local canto society which is a kind of festival... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Reflectorgo
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London
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good56%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
1 Sep 2017
“Museum of canto, local tradition”
16 Feb 2017
“Cheap museum with beautiful exhibits”
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1-3-30 Omachi, Akita 010-0921, Akita Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since our visit didn't coincide with a festival, this was a good way to see and experience the Kanto lanterns. In addition to many displays, performers gave demonstrations of the different types of balancing done with the long bamboo polls holding up multiple rows of...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

It is not a very large museum but it is run by the local canto society which is a kind of festival where young men carry huge numbers of lanterns. It's quite a big deal there and they have societies to do this in various...More

Thank Reflectorgo
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I was indeed surprised by the displays inside this place. There were quite some Kantos of different sizes for visitors to try out with! Additionally there are some exhibits about some overseas Kanto performances during some cultural exchange events. This is definitely a good place...More

1  Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Just a short walk away from the city centre, the staff here were rather welcoming. I enjoyed looking at the towering Kanto lanterns displayed here as well as the videos showing the past festivals.

Thank RolleingStone
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is dedicated to the Kanto Festival held in the late summer. I visited a week after the festival ended and unfortunately did not get to see the energy and excitement that the festival is known for. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I...More

1  Thank dkailuahi
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This is a place where the lanterns from Kanto festival are stored and on display. It also tells the story and culture of Akita. For ¥100, it's a kust when you in Akita. But, be aware, it's close at 4.30pm like all other places in...More

1  Thank Willow888
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum. It's good value at Y100 includes Akita festival exhibition and old house. If you ask one of the people you will be able to try carrying the lanterns. The videos also kept our younger one interested.

Thank Xymyz
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