The Museum of History and Folklore features various
artworks and artifacts to illustrate the history of Miyajima
and its residents. The artifacts on display relate to the
island’s shrine and ceremonies, as well as everyday
materials used by locals. The building itself was originally
the residence of a wealthy merchant family, the Egami
Family, who were successful in the soya sauce business.
There are several exhibition rooms to the museum, each displaying different artifacts that depict Miyajima. Exhibit Room A, for example, is a storehouse consisting of various earthenware pots and caldrons. Exhibit Room B highlights photographs and objects relating to the annual festivals and events held in Miyajima. Continuing to Exhibit Room C, visitors will find numerous woodcrafts items and the history of woodwork in Miyajima. Exhibit Room D spans both upstairs and downstairs, and features materials used in everyday living, as well as historical literature and documents. The museum also features a garden, which the exhibition rooms all surround.