Aizumicho Historical Museum, “Ai-no-Yakata”

Aizumicho Historical Museum, “Ai-no-Yakata”

The 13 buildings of the former Okumura residence were donated to the town of Aizumi in 1987 by the 11th-generation owner, Takeo Okumura. Along with the property, 130,000 family documents came into the town's possession. The first gallery at the museum opened on August 1, 1989. The museum's mission is to permanently preserve and use for academic study the residence, the Okumura family's documents and the Japanese government-certified folk history materials related to indigo dyeing. The institution also spreads knowledge of Awa indigo dyeing by serving as a place of expertise in the craft. Meanwhile, the museum also acts as a center of information on indigo dyeing, and a place that creates culture through the tradition. It also holds fun events so that people can have a more personal connection with indigo dye beyond its historical value. The Indigo Dye Hall is currently administered by the Town of Aizumi.

【Fee】300 yen
【Access】Public transport: Approx. 30 min. on the Tokushima Bus toward Kajiyabara from JR Tokushima Station, and approx. 10 min. walk from the Okuno bus stop
 By car: Approx. 10 min. (4 km) from Itano IC on the Takamatsu Expressway
【Credit Card Payment】Accepted
【Foreign Language Support】Yes 
【English Support During Workshops】Yes
【Reservations】Not required (required for groups) 【Parking】Yes (40 spaces)



Postal Code
172 Maezunishi Tokumei, Aizumi-cho, Itano-gun, Tokushima Prefecture
9:00-17:00 (Dyeing workshops 9:00-16:00)
Tuesdays (unless a public holiday)


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