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Wajima Kiriko Art Museum

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6-1 Marine Town, Wajima 928-0008, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum focuses on the lanterns that are used in local festivals. These lanterns are huge and must be carried by a large group of strong people. Their decorations are elaborate and colorful. The museum also gives perspective on the festival and illustrates a couple...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank betteskid
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We came for the weekly free Taiko drumming performance, in which masked characters beat different rhythms on the one drum - fantastic! After the crowd had left we stayed behind for a personal tour of the 'giraffe garage' where the lantern floats (Kiriko') are kept...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

You will learn history and culture of Wajima here. We were not planning on not visiting here but was recommended by the Ryokan we stayed. We were glad we went there. It is a must-see place.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

After going to this small museum which displays the lantern floats I want to go back for the matsuri (festival) in August. Great video of people having a wild time.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

Took a full day bus trip from Kanazawa. This is the best part of the trip. It was an amazing sight to see such huge Kiriko side by side and the lighting effect was great. Unfortunately the explaination is all in Japanese. But the video...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

My favourite museum in Japan so far. It's not big and only features lanterns but someone has really thought about how to make the most of the exhibits and the story of how they are used. Modern building, different experience on each floor level, helpful...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed April 19, 2016

This was part of our Noto tour package. Though the museum was a little bit small, the kiriko/festival lanterns inside were amazing. It houses many lanterns of different sizes which are used in festivals. However the giant lanterns (around 3-4 story high) just stays inside...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed September 26, 2015

Kiriko museum houses "kiriko lanterns"...the huge paper lanterns used in summer festivals in different parts of Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa. This museum was relocated to a new site closer to Wajima' morning market, and has a very different look from the previous place which was...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank RohNik
Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

The Kiriko Lantern Museum has relocated to Wajima's growing Marine Town development. The new building has been superbly designed to showcase the beautiful lantern floats. I clearly remember my reaction when I walked into the exhibition hall - wow! It is one of the best...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Kiku2
Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a tiny museum, but packed with interesting displays if you're interested in the Matsuri culture of Japan. The Kiriko are just massive. I'd like to return for one of the summer festivals and see them in action.

Date of experience: August 2014
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