The cultural artifacts and garden of a noble family that rose to new heights of prosperity through iron manufacturing
Itohara Memorial Museum is an archival museum displaying materials handed down by the Itohara family, a noble family that rose to new heights of prosperity through iron manufacturing in the Edo period. Within the Itohara family estate, which is inside the museum grounds, is an Izumo-style garden that incorporates the natural forest as part of its design. Additionally, Senshin-no-michi, a walking path through the forest where the wild flowers and grasses of Okuizumo grow, is also open to the public, and taking in these sights in combination serves to conjure up an image of the type of lives the ironmasters of old lived. The museum has been visited by many literary masters, and has also been used as a location for movies. The museum’s collection is also of exceptional historical and artistic quality, and includes materials and ancient documents relating to tatara, (a method of ironmaking), furniture handed down by the Itohara family, folk materials such as furnishings, as well as works of art and so on.
|Tel. No. for Inquiries||絲原記念館 TEL：0854-52-0151|
|Operating Hours||09:00 to 17:00 (Admission until 16:00)|
[High school and university students] ¥700
[Elementary and junior high school students] ¥300
[High school and university students] ¥550
[Elementary and junior high school students] ¥250
*Admission fees for the "Memorial Hall," "Garden" and "Senshin Path" are, in principle, collected all at once. However, during the winter (December 1st to March 31st), they will be charged separately.
|Holidays||・Days when exhibitions are changed (3 days each in March, June, and September)
・December 30 to January 3
|Access||Approx. 4 mins. by bus or taxi from Izumo-Minari Station on the JR Kisuki Line|
|Parking Lot||○ Free|
|Universal Infomation||Entrance ramp|