The exhibition hall where you can learn about the time when sericulture was carried out.
Gokayama Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village is the World Heritage Site where people actually live, which is rare in the world. The exhibition hall is attached to a guest house in the largest gassho-zukuri.
On the 2nd floor, the sericulture tools, living tools, and handmade models are exhibited, recreating the lifestyle of old days. In addition, the history and folklore of Gokayama are displayed such as a panel explaining the process of making Gokayama washi paper and saltpeter, and photoes. The 3rd floor has been preserved as it was at that time so that you can see how it was when sericulture was being carried out.
You can clearly see the internal structure of the gassho-zukuri, which is very unique traditional farmhouse, such as soot-smoked beams and straw ropes.
Printmaker Mitsuhiro Unno Gallery
Works by Mitsuhiro Unno, a printmaker who loved the scenery of Ainokura, are on display.
The themes are "people, flowers, gassho" in Gokayama.
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Yusuke and Minpaku
(National Museum of Ethnology)
At the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, a 1/10 model of gassho-zukuri Yusuke is on display.