Old Tanaka Family Metal Casting and Folklore Museum
[Unique in Japan, the foundry remains as it appeared in the Edo period]
Through the Edo Period, in addition to casting pots, pans, and farm implements used in daily life by the people in the vicinity, the Tanaka family cast temple bells. From the Meiji period on, while modern factories were built throughout Japan, they continued employing traditional techniques until operations ceased in 1960. With the donation of the foundry and residence which were designated as Osaka Prefectural Cultural Assets, Hirakata City relocated and restored the two structures as priceless examples of its cultural heritage, and consolidated them into a unique museum focusing on metal casting in Japan.
JR Line 7 min from the Fujisaka Sta. on the Gakkentoshi Line
- Postal Code
- 5-1 Fujisakatenjin-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka
- 09:30-17:00 (Last entry is until 16:30)
- Mondays (if a National Holiday falls on Monday, the museum is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday)