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“Interestingly haunting.”

Kusakabe Folk Museum
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Owner description: Takayama’s old town district still boasts some of these merchant houses dating from the prosperous Edo period, when Tokyo was under Shogun rule.
Quezon City, Philippines
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“Interestingly haunting.”
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

The place looks eerie but poignant of the traditional past.
I guess, it is because of the lighting and the plain interiors of the place. But, the architecture is interesting enough to give us a glimpse of how life was back then...with simple and practical features. A must see place when in Takayama.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautifully-preserved Edo architecture as showcase for the arts”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

The Kusakabe house is a prime example of late-Edo architecture. It was once the home of a wealthy merchant family and now displays items including lacquerware, baskets, shelves and tools. You'll be offered tea and a rice cracker in the inner courtyard. Like neighboring Yoshijima house, the emphasis here is on exposed cypress beams and clean lines; there is very little in the way of furniture or adornment with the exception of the Buddhist altar. The building is now used to host various art and cultural events.

Verdict: If you're a fan of Japanese architecture, this will resonate, but if you're looking for a larger number of period artifacts or background info, you might want to consider visiting the Takayama Jinya instead.

Visited May 2012
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