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Boso No Mura Open Air Museum

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Boso No Mura Open Air Museum

Boso No Mura Open Air Museum

Boso no Mura ("Boso Village") is an open air museum that is meant to expose its visitors to the traditional local lifestyle and crafts of the Boso Region back in the Edo Period. It reproduces a typical local village, which is complete with merchant houses, workshops, and farms. There are various craft workshops in the village that visitors can participate in like traditional papermaking, blacksmithing and tea ceremony. You can also try on Japanese armor at one of the structures. Depending on the season you can try your hand at farming the crops in the fields. A festival is held in every season at the museum. Surrounding the Boso no Mura Open Air Museum is a public park with dozens of burial mounds dating back to the Kofun Period (300-538). In the park there is an archaeological museum called Fudo no Oka Shiryokan where it displays artifacts excavated around Chiba Prefecture. Next to the archaeological museum are reconstructed pit houses from the Jomon Period (13000- 300BC), two residences from the Edo Period, and school from the Meiji Period.