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Sea Folk Museum

Address: 1731-68 Daikichi, Uramuracho, Toba 517-0025, Mie Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 599-32-6006
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Ranked #9 of 35 things to do in Toba
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: The Toba Sea-Folk Museum was founded in 1971 to preserve the knowledge and history of Toba's...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: The Toba Sea-Folk Museum was founded in 1971 to preserve the knowledge and history of Toba's fishing traditions and culture. We are the only museum in Japan dedicated to understanding the traditions of Toba's fisher-folk and the relationship between man and the sea. For over 40 years the museum has collected and preserved the antique fishing equipment of Mie Prefecture's fishing villages, and researched the traditions and religion of the area's fisher-folk.In 1985 the museum was presented with an award by Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs('important Tangible Cultural Properties') for our collection of 6,879 exhibits about Toba's ancient fishing traditions and antique fishing equipment.

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Shanghai, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

An interesting place and worth a visit. Bit out of the way though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

This beautiful museum stretches across a hillside on a cove in 6 buildings. The buildings each feature a different exhibition with lots of material that is easy for English speakers to figure out. We especially enjoyed sitting in on the Nori making class. We also found the video on the Ama divers really wonderful. The staff spoke some English and... More 

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